Critical Theory as a Philosophical Base for Nursing Science

Boulos, Pierre; Rajacich, Dale
September 2003
Guidance & Counseling;Fall2003, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p37
Academic Journal
What does it mean to "know" in nursing science, and how can the nursing profession rightly be said to contribute to, let alone have, knowledge? To answer this question, the authors explore critical theory as an emancipatory tool for nursing research and practice, against the backdrop of a paternalistic and positivistic medical model.


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