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Possibilities for critical social theory and Foucault's work: a toolbox approach.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11022535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The benefits and constraints of philosophical frameworks using the work of Michel Foucault and critical social theorists, such as Fay, Giroux and McLaren, are examined in the light of their traditions. The reasons nurse researchers adopt these frameworks are explored, as are the tensions between the respective theories. A complementary 'toolbox' approach to the research process addresses some of the theoretical and methodological challenges presented by each framework. Such an approach provides distinctive insights into nursing practice that the other has ignored or missed. It is argued that by converging the two frameworks into a toolbox approach, it is possible to examine or deconstruct existing practices, whilst also providing an avenue for nurses to reconstruct or change such practices.
E Manias; A Street
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing inquiry     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1320-7881     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Inq     Publication Date:  2000 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-17     Completed Date:  2000-11-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505881     Medline TA:  Nurs Inq     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-60     Citation Subset:  N    
School of Postgraduate Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria.
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MeSH Terms
Models, Nursing*
Models, Psychological
Nursing Methodology Research / methods*
Nursing Theory*
Philosophy, Nursing*
Power (Psychology)*
Social Class
Sociology, Medical

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