Patterns of Knowing Response Paper


Patterns of Knowing

Mrs. M was a 30-year old primigravida who was admitted in ourmaternity ward during late labor. As a nurse, I took care of thepatient all through her labor process and made use of the fourpatterns of knowing. I utilized my empirical knowledge by monitoringthe fetal heart rate regularly. I did not wait for my patient tocomplain of any symptoms, but rather perceived cues and respondedappropriately. By so doing, I applied my aesthetic knowledge.Personal knowledge was utilized in the unique way that I interactedwith my patient. Ethically, I never interrupted the work of thephysicians as they assessed the patients since I respect the chain ofcommand. When in the field, it is crucial that every nurse integratesthe four modes of knowing as seen in Ewen &amp Wills case study(McEwen &amp Wills, 2007).

Soojin Lee, on the other hand, illustrates her understanding of thetopic when she applies her empirical knowledge to justify theinterventions on Mrs. Kim. Lee’s personal experience is seen whenshe asks the patient of the current symptoms to assess for anyresponse to the treatment administered[ CITATION Bro14 l 1033 ].

The manner in which Lee handles the patient and helps her to make anappointment with a doctor is an ethical consideration. Lee ensuresthat all through the interaction, the patient is in a serene andrecovery environment. I can conclude that Lee has a goodunderstanding of the topic and has managed to integrate the fourpatterns of knowing (Craig &amp Smyth, 2012).

Medicine and nursing has become more of an evidence-based practice.It is clear from the individuals who are already in the field thatthe four patterns of knowing are important in one’s practice. Theearlier posts confirm this fact it is pertinent for everypractitioner to incorporate the four aspects into their practice.Erica and Lee explore the importance of the topic in experience.


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