Title

Integrating Leonardo da Vinci's principles of demonstration, uncertainty, and cultivation in contemporary nursing education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2014

Department

Nursing

Abstract

Nurses today are facing an ever changing health care system. Stimulated by health care reform and limited resources, nursing education is being challenged to prepare nurses for this uncertain environment. Looking to the past can offer possible solutions to the issues nursing education is confronting. Seven principles of da Vincian thinking have been identified (Gelb, 2004). As a follow-up to an exploration of the curiosita principle (Butts 82 Story, 2013), this article will explore the three principles of dimostrazione, sfumato, and corporalita. Nursing faculty can set the stage for a meaningful educational experience through these principles of demonstration (dimostrazione), uncertainty (sfumato), and cultivation (corporalita). Preparing nurses not only to manage but also to flourish in the current health care environment that will enhance the nurse's and patient's experience. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

Publication Title

NURSE EDUCATION TODAY

Volume

34

Issue

3

First Page

287

Last Page

291