Research Alternative for Nursing Practice: A Sociological Perspective.

  • William Boateng


This paper, utilized the feminist sociological approach, rooted in phenomenology, to argue the point that nursing has a distinct knowledge base, which is not granted in empirico-analytic science and its methodology alone, but profess also in lived experiences of nurses, involved in caring relationships with their clients or patients. The paper takes off by assessing generally, the theoretical foundations of contemporary nursing in our society. The fact that nurses use varied forms of knowledge in their day-to-day practice is also captured. This information enables me argue out some research approaches compatible with nursing practice in addition to science as a conventional theoretical foundation for nursing. In this paper, the feminist research approach, is being recommended as a complementary research methodology in nursing practice.

Gender and Behaviour Vol. 2 2004: 158-171

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