Reviewing Foucault: Possibilities and problems for nursing and health care

Authors: Cheek, J. and Porter, S.

Journal: Nursing Inquiry

Volume: 4

Issue: 2

Pages: 108-119

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Authors: Cheek, J. and Porter, S.

Journal: Nurs Inq

Volume: 4

Issue: 2

Pages: 108-119

ISSN: 1320-7881

DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1800.1997.tb00084.x

This paper addresses Foucauldian theory and its usefulness to nursing research. It is written in the form of a discussion between the authors on the merits and liabilities of Foucauldian theory as applied to analyses of nursing. As such, it focuses upon some of the more pertinent critiques of both Foucauldian and postmodern theory. By addressing Foucault from two different positions, the discussion seeks to demonstrate the complexity of Foucauldian theory and warns against over-simplification in its application to nursing research. The authors also argue for an awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of any given theoretical stance.

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Authors: Cheek, J. and Porter, S.

Journal: Nursing Inquiry

Volume: 4

Issue: 2

Pages: 108-119

ISSN: 1320-7881

DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1800.1997.tb00084.x

This paper addresses Foucauldian theory and its usefulness to nursing research. It is written in the form of a discussion between the authors on the merits and liabilities of Foucauldian theory as applied to analyses of nursing. As such, it focuses upon some of the more pertinent critiques of both Foucauldian and postmodern theory. By addressing Foucault from two different positions, the discussion seeks to demonstrate the complexity of Foucauldian theory and warns against over-simplification in its application to nursing research. The authors also argue for an awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of any given theoretical stance.

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Authors: Cheek, J. and Porter, S.

Journal: Nursing inquiry

Volume: 4

Issue: 2

Pages: 108-119

eISSN: 1440-1800

ISSN: 1320-7881

This paper addresses Foucauldian theory and its usefulness to nursing research. It is written in the form of a discussion between the authors on the merits and liabilities of Foucauldian theory as applied to analyses of nursing. As such, it focuses upon some of the more pertinent critiques of both Foucauldian and postmodern theory. By addressing Foucault from two different positions, the discussion seeks to demonstrate the complexity of Foucauldian theory and warns against over-simplification in its application to nursing research. The authors also argue for an awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of any given theoretical stance.

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