Knowing the patient: one aspect of clinical knowledge.

  title={Knowing the patient: one aspect of clinical knowledge.},
  author={J L Jenny and Jo Logan},
  journal={Image--the journal of nursing scholarship},
  volume={24 4},
This paper analyzes the concept "knowing the patient" which was identified in a qualitative study of expert nursing practice during ventilator weaning of adult patients. The concept signified a cognitive and relational process by which the study participants determined salient aspects of a particular patient situation, while at the same time demonstrating their credibility and eliciting patient trust. The paper describes the clinical judgments, decisions, actions and patient outcomes that ensue… CONTINUE READING

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