Handbook of Intuition Research as Practice
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Handbook of Intuition Research as Practice

Edited by Marta Sinclair

How can intuition research inform practice? As the use of intuition in business has become more widely accepted, companies struggle to understand how to use this additional resource efficiently, while corporate trainers and university educators lack tools to develop it as a skill. This truly international Handbook provides relevant answers in a concise, digestible format using real-life examples and new research.
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Chapter 3: Nursing students decision making in clinical simulation

Jean E. Pretz, Amanda L. Price, Kristen D. Zulkosky and Krista A. White

Abstract

Decades of research in cognitive psychology has shown that intuition is problematic. Yet decision making in healthcare settings often involves highly complex problems that must be resolved with incomplete information under time pressure, conditions under which intuitions are more likely to be accurate. A simulated clinical scenario was used to examine decision-making accuracy and reliance on intuition and analysis among nursing students. Participants in higher pressure roles used intuition more than other students, though most students relied more on analysis overall. Accuracy was associated with reliance on intuition.

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