Kari Martinsen: The Art of Sensing and Meeting the Patient in Authentic Care

Part 2: Nursing takes place largely in Health Care Industrial organizations where efficiency, speed of completing tasks, are emphasized. This emphasis runs counter to many caring practices central to excellent nursing…the art of listening, of being present, available to respond to the concerns of patients and families.  Dr. Kari Martinsen’s work on caring emphasizes meeting …

Using Real Unfolding Clinical Cases to Trigger Classroom Discussion with Sarah Shannon

Sarah Shannon, who teaches clinical nursing ethics, provides real clinical cases that raise ethical issues and asks students what they would do in the situation.  The case featured here is compelling and involves the ethical demand of disclosing the error of starting resuscitation on a patient who has a DNR order, unbeknownst to the clinical staff in the …

Clarifying and Exemplifying Distinctions between “Knowing That” and “Knowing How and When” with Linda Brown

In all practice disciplines (e.g., nursing, medicine, law, teaching, etc) knowing theory and setting goals for interventions and so on is not enough. It will not ensure that one can actually carry out the plans or use the knowledge of what needs to happen in actual particular cases where patient and illness particularities often call …