Collective Wisdom (collective + wisdom)

Distribution by Scientific Domains

Selected Abstracts

Healing through self-reflection

Karran Thorpe PhD RN
Healing through self-reflection Background.,Today, women have an enlightened view towards their life cycles, which is evidence of their healing potential. Women need to share their insights about their healing potential gained through self-reflective processes. Their voices must be heard so that we can benefit from their collective wisdom. The process of healing through self-reflection has begun as a group of nurses share their insights. Documenting the perspectives of these nurses provides the opportunity for other women to learn from and apply this knowledge to their lives. Method.,Through purposive sampling, eight registered nurses, all women, were selected to participate in in-depth, personal, semi-structured interviews. The purposes in this paper are to describe a three-stage (i.e. awareness, critical analysis, and new perspective) reflective-thinking model and discuss the application of this model to women's expressed inner knowledge and wisdom across personal and professional life cycles. Results.,Three themes, signifying their ability to heal themselves, were labelled: Spirituality, Be-ing Versus Do-ing, and Eustress Versus Distress. Conclusions.,Essentially, self-reflection results from both personal and professional stimuli and signifies the need for change so that healing can begin. Recommendations are offered for nurse educators and researchers. [source]


Haig Khatchadourian
Abstract: This article raises some questions about the relevance and value of philosophy at present and suggests some ways in which philosophy can become relevant again. It challenges philosophers to become more actively engaged in the world and to restore Western philosophy's original vision of "love of wisdom," a value sorely lacking in the present-day world and abandoned by much of contemporary Western philosophy. The pursuit of wisdom would involve the quest for sound judgment and synoptic insights regarding the ends humankind should strive to realize, including moral visions to help Homo sapiens emerge from the atavistic jungle. It would also involve sound judgment regarding the proper means for the attainment of these desirable ends. For these things to be possible, philosophy would need to draw upon humankind's collective wisdom in philosophy, religion, and myth, and on advances in scientific knowledge, thereby gaining an ever-deeper understanding of ourselves and of our place in the cosmos. [source]

Psychogeriatrics in the New Century,Issues and Challenge ,

Kazuo Hasegawa
Abstract: Many huge changes have taken place in our own field of psychogeriatrics and psychogeriatric care at the beginning of the new century. The speed of these changes has been extremely rapid, and increasingly difficult problems have emerged. We, thus, must at this juncture gather together our collective wisdom, devise an appropriate approach to the new century, and aggressively tackle those areas that need to be addressed. While predicting the future is by no means an easy task, I would like to discuss the following three points: educational issues, research activities and the psychogeriatric service. I sincerely pray for the future of our psychogeriatric society with a famous religious philosopher Dr. Reinhold Neibuhr "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the coursjge to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." [source]

Emergency Medicine Clerkship Curriculum: An Update and Revision

David E. Manthey MD
Abstract In 2006, the latest version of a national curriculum for the fourth-year emergency medicine (EM) clerkship was published. Over the past several years, that curriculum has been implemented across multiple clerkships. The previous curriculum was found to be too long and detailed to cover in 4 weeks. As well, updates to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)'s form and function document, which guides the structure of a clerkship, have occurred. Combining experience, updated guidelines, and the collective wisdom of members of the national organization of the Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM), an update and revision of the fourth-year EM clerkship educational syllabi has been developed. ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE 2010; 17:638,643 2010 by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine [source]