A major claim for nursing theory is that it contributes to the generation of a body of nursing knowledge that will be important in the definition of nursing's boundaries.
It is argued here that the epistemic authority of nursing knowledge is determined by factors such as the gender structure of nursing.
This means the knowledge products of nursing will be given low epistemic status by both nurses and non-nurses.
The implications of this argument, in terms the project to develop nursing theory, are examined.
Mots-clés Pascal : Nursing, Théorie, Epistémologie, Sexe, Soin, Infirmier
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nursing, Theory, Epistemology, Sex, Care, Nurse
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0303358
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 15/07/1997.