The philosophy of sense and situated practical nursing affects the relations between patients and nurses. The nurses receiving appeal of suffering, can make a space of recognition and affirmation of the patients. This practice occurs in a sense of bodily attitude.

The aim of the article is to explore how the philosophy of Kari Martinsen and her use of the concept of sense, interpretation, academic judgment and formation, can provide direction for the practical exercise of nursing.

The results appear that the concept of formation can be understood as a contribution in nursing practice of care. Being formulated and interpreted, the patients can be carried out in a bodily mode, where the nurse moves in the same manner in step with the patient. That makes it possible for the nurse to respond patients’ needs and contribute space for the patient to express himself and being available to receive care.

Keywords: Kari Martinsen, sensing, interpretation, professional judgment, awareness