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Approaching Models of Nursing from a Postmodernist Perspective.

Lister, Phil (1991) Approaching Models of Nursing from a Postmodernist Perspective. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 16 (2). pp. 206-212. ISSN 0309-2402 (print) & 1365-2648 (electronic)

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This paper explores some questions about the use of models of nursing. These questions make various assumptions about the nature of models of nursing, in general and in particular. Underlying these assumptions are various philosophical positions which are explored through an introduction to postmodernist approaches in philosophical criticism. To illustrate these approaches, a critique of the Roper et al. model is developed, and more general attitudes towards models of nursing are examined. It is suggested that postmodernism offers a challenge to many of the assumptions implicit in models of nursing, and that a greater awareness of these assumptions should lead to nursing care being better informed where such models are in use.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: nursing models, postmodernism, Roper et al model, philosophy
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Depositing User: Phil Lister
Date Deposited: 02 May 2008 10:57
Last Modified: 02 May 2008 10:57

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