Model’s of Praxis

This post started with an approach to look at praxis as part of change management but praxis appears to be much more than a single theory.

Praxis or Process

“Praxis (from Ancient Greek) is the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized. Praxis may also refer to the act of engaging, applying, exercising, realizing, or practising ideas. This has been a recurrent topic in the field of philosophy, discussed in the writings of Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, Immanuel Kant, Søren Kierkegaard, Karl Marx, Antonio Gramsci, Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt, Paulo Freire, Ludwig von Mises, and many others. It has meaning in the political, educational, spiritual and medical realms ” (Wikipedia, 2017).

Reflection and action directed at the structures to be transformed.

Paulo Freire

Praxis Change Process in Healthcare

In essence through communication (dialogue) and reflective practice, can merge this knoweldge of indiviudal roles or settings with guidelines, research and evidence based guidelines. This is the ‘art and science’ nursing.

only by reconsidering the relation between theory and practice can the gap be closed.

This coming together of theory and practice is referred to as nursing praxis, and suggests that informal theory should be unique to each individual encounter with each patient.

Gary Rolfe

Praxis Resources (20190. What is Praxis

Friere Institute. (2017) Concepts used by Paulo Freire.

Kilpatrick, K. (2008). Praxis and the role development of the acute care nurse practitionerNursing Inquiry15(2), 116-126.

Rolfe, G. (1993). Closing the theory—practice gap: a model of nursing praxis. Journal of Clinical Nursing2(3), 173-177.

Wikipedia. (2017) Praxis (process).