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Intuitive Intelligence in Clinical Practice

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Intuitive intelligence is, by its very nature, difficult to investigate and quantify, and because of this, it’s often viewed as unreliable, unscientific and unsuitable for use in clinical practice.

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Intuitive knowing is a quality that is highly regarded by many nurses, but with the current focus on evidence-based practice, it’s an ability that is becoming overlooked and undervalued. According to Rovithis et al. (2018), intuition is simply the non-linear creation of knowledge where experiences are stored deeply in the mind and re-emerge when needed in the form of 'intuitive knowing'. Intuitive intelligence is, by its very nature, difficult to investigate and quantify, and because of this, it’s often viewed as unreliable, unscientific and unsuitable for use in clinical practice. However, as Turan et al. (2016) suggest, intuition, like caring, cannot be subjected to measurement and shouldn’t be ignored as a valuable nursing tool.

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Anne Watkins
Anne is a freelance lecturer and medical writer at Mind Body Ink. She is a former midwife and nurse teacher with over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of healthcare, stress management and medical hypnosis. Her background includes working as a hospital midwife, Critical Care nurse, lecturer in Neonatal Intensive Care, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a company making life support equipment. Anne has also studied many forms of complementary medicine and has extensive experience in the field of clinical hypnosis. She has a special interest in integrating complementary medicine into conventional healthcare settings and is currently an Associate Tutor, lecturing in Health Coaching and Medical Hypnosis at Exeter University in the UK. As a former Midwife, Anne has a natural passion for writing about fertility, pregnancy, birthing and baby care. Her recent publications include The Health Factor, Coach Yourself To Better Health and Positive Thinking For Kids. You can read more about her work at www.MindBodyInk.com.
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