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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : February | Volume : 10 | Issue : 2 | Page : JE07 - JE11

State of Science, “Intuition in Nursing Practice”: A Systematic Review Study JE07-JE11

Parkhide Hassani, Alireza Abdi, Rostam Jalali

Mr. Alireza Abdi,
Phd Student, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Introduction: There were many attempts for introducing “intuition” to nursing practice, But despite the efficacy, it has been ignored as a valid way of knowing. Therefore the current study was conducted for evaluating the state of sciences to intuition in nursing practice.

Materials and Methods: In a systematic review study, all researches, published from 1995 to 2014, were searched in the databases of “PubMed”, using “intuition” and “nursing” keywords. The abstract of articles were read in scrutiny, then the related researches selected, thereafter the full text of them was assessed carefully.

Results: From searching the databases, 144 articles with “intuition and nursing” were found, 53 as original research, and 15 with inclusion criteria were selected. Most of the studies had qualitative approaches design as phenomenology (N=4), content analyses (N=2) and grounded theory (N=1), six was done for developing the instrument, and two studies have been conducted as descriptive method.

Conclusion: The results revealed the researches about intuition in nursing mostly were conducted with qualitative and instrument developing methodology and there is a lack of quantitative and trial studies.