H Lea Barbato Gaydos

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Through a series of 9 artistic etchings, the author's feelings of her experience with immobility due to trauma naturally fell into 3 groups of 3. These groupings represent the natural organization of human experience and all stories-the beginning, the middle, and the end. Here, the author and artist shares an account of her healing journey that revealed(More)
AIM This paper explores the need for and nature of personal narratives and their relevance to nursing practice. It proposes that the co-creative aesthetic process can be used to understand and co-create personal narratives through an emphasis on self-defining memories and metaphor. BACKGROUND Many authors in nursing and other human sciences have(More)
Correspondence: H. Lea Gaydos, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO 80933-7150, USA. E-mail: lgaydos@uccs.edu GAYDOS H.L. (2005) Journal of Advanced Nursing 49(3), 254–259 Understanding personal narratives: an approach to practice Aim. This paper explores the need for and nature of(More)
Holistic nurses demonstrate interest in and concern for aesthetics in nursing; however, the relationship of holistic nursing to aesthetics in nursing lacks clarity. Challenges to the study of aesthetics in nursing arise from too little discourse on the topic and lack of consensus on language and methods of inquiry. Nevertheless, aesthetic knowing is a(More)
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