We are delighted to announce an important new section on Nursology.net – Aesthetic Knowing in Nursing.
Aesthetic knowing in nursing is a way of knowing realities that are not empirically observable – the deep meanings in a situation. As nurses grasp these meanings, they can draw on their inner, creative resources to respond to the situation in ways move the situation from what is, to what is possible. Aesthetic knowing is called forth in the face of human experiences that are common for to all human experience such as grief, joy, anxiety, fear, love. Even though these experiences are common, they are expressed in ways that are unique to each and every individual experience. People recognize common expressions of such experiences as anxiety, or fear, or love. But each person’s experience is unique.From Introduction to Aesthetic Knowing
This section features the works of nurse scholar/artists whose art expresses a dimension of caring in the human health experience. Our inaugural scholar/artists are:
- Lucinda Canty – poetry and visual art
- Paulina Van – lyrical poetry- regalos
- Richard Cowling – visual art
View the Scholar/Artist Gallery
If you are a nurse/artist and have works you are willing to share, we welcome your submissions for this section of Nursology.net! Use our “Aesthetic Knowing in Nursing Submission Form“!