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Intuition In Healthcare

Intuition In Healthcare

Fostering a Safer and More Therapeutic Process

IMPORTANT!! Please check the Board Approval Information below to ensure the course is approved by your professional board and will provide the CE credits you need.

Course Description

We make our choices based upon the available information we receive. Thinking, memory and attitude operate on two levels: the conscious/deliberate and the unconscious/automatic. “Dual processing,” researchers call it. The purpose of this course is to examine physiologic explanations for intuition and identify ways to become more aware of how to facilitate accessing non-conscious information. Increased understanding of underlying processes can foster greater efficiency, accuracy and safety when combining intuition with conscious cognitive processes.

Purpose and Objectives

  • Define intuition, and consider its role in information retrieval.

  • Consider the process of intuition as it applies to implicit learning.

  • Consider the process of intuition as it applies to empathetic information.

  • Consider the process of increased awareness as vital for accurate intuition.

  • Become aware of a strategy to combine intuition with cognition in order to gain information to help another person.

  • Apply this course information to a variety of patient/client situations, such as when working with confused patients, intellectually disabled patients, clients with language impairments, emotionallytroubled patients, etc.

About the Author

Linda S. Greenfield, RN, PhD

Linda is the educational administrator, author and instructor for Consultants for the Future. She is a graduate from Iowa State University and Columbia Pacific University and was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities as a doctorial student. She has taught hundreds of seminars and authored home study courses for over thirty five years in healthcare continuing education.

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Her clinical experiences include acute and long term care, including experience as a flight nurse in the US Air Force and as an educator in a college based nursing program. Linda has a passion for life-long learning and is always on the breaking edge of the latest information in health and healing, integrating both conventional and alternative approaches. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics into easy to understand concepts with practical applications for everyday needs. Linda has been honored as a keynote speaker at several conferences and conventions, including the Spring 2005 conference of the Iowa Department of Health where she spoke about energy healing.

Board Approval Information

Intuition In Healthcare
Fostering a Safer and More Therapeutic Process

Consultants for the Future has been approved by the Florida Boards of Nursing, Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Nursing Home Administration, Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology (clinical), Acupuncture, and Massage Therapy, Provider No. 50-435; the Iowa Boards of Nursing, Provider No. 61; the Iowa Behavioral Science Examiners for Mental Health Counselors and Marital & Family Therapists, Sponsor No. 1-05, Social Work Examiners, Sponsor No. 334; Ohio Board of Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology, Provider No 50-435, District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 50-435; Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 50-435; Alabama Board of Occupational Therapy, Provider No. 50-435; and the California Board of Nursing, Provider No. 04422. The Course meets the requirements of the Minnesota, Ohio, Nevada, and Kentucky Boards of Nursing, and other states by reciprocity.

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