What is this article about?
Intuitive knowing is a quality that is highly regarded by many nurses, but with the current focus on evidence-based practice, it’s an ability that is becoming overlooked and undervalued. According to Rovithis et al. (2018), intuition is simply the non-linear creation of knowledge where experiences are stored deeply in the mind and re-emerge when needed in the form of 'intuitive knowing'. Intuitive intelligence is, by its very nature, difficult to investigate and quantify, and because of this, it’s often viewed as unreliable, unscientific and unsuitable for use in clinical practice. However, as Turan et al. (2016) suggest, intuition, like caring, cannot be subjected to measurement and shouldn’t be ignored as a valuable nursing tool.