Title

Keeping the shining roads open: intuition in midwifery practice

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Medical Education Solutions Limited

Place of Publication

United Kingdom

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

19796

Comments

Originally published as: Geraghty, S., & Lauva, M. (2015). Keeping the shining roads open: intuition in midwifery practice. The Practising Midwife, 18(10), 42-45. Available here

Abstract

Within the midwifery profession, intuition has been discussed for many years and examined as both an obstructive and productive element of clinical practice. Intuitive ability is perceived by some to diminish the basis from which good clinical decisions are made, based upon the argument that intuitive knowledge is not evidence based. However, research has shown that midwives frequently rely on their 'gut' instincts or intuitive insights as the foundation of a judgement or action within the clinical practice setting.

Access Rights

Not open access