The art of noticing: essential to nursing practice.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)514-517
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2014
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Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


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.

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