The art of noticing: essential to nursing practice.

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Noticing is integral to the everyday practice of nurses; it is the pre-cursor for clinical reasoning, informing judgement and the basis of care. By noticing the nurse can pre-empt possible risks or support subtle changes towards recovery. Noticing can be the activity that stimulates action before words are exchanged, pre-empting need. In this article, the art of noticing is explored in relation to nursing practice and how the failure to notice can have serious consequences for those in care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)514-517
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2014


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