Philosophy of Nurse Education: Towards a Philosophy of Nursing and Healthcare Professional Education

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Philosophical issues in nursing and health care have become more evident in the academic literature. This book examines the nature of these trends in relation to the education of nurses and other health professionals. It covers a variety of philosophical perspectives, including the analytical and the postmodern. The book enhances ideas of learning, teaching, and curriculum design through coverage of such central concepts as educative strategies, professional care, apprenticeship, practice-based learning, competence, and responsibility.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403948335
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/13/2007
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 1.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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JOHN S DRUMMOND is Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Dundee, UK. His research includes philosophy, the humanities and social theory applied to nursing and health care. He is co-founder and the current treasurer of The International Philosophy of Nursing Society.

PAUL STANDISH is Professor of Philosophy of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK. He is a leading figure in this field and Editor of the Journal of Philosophy of Education. Previous publications include The Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Education and The Therapy of Education (Palgrave Macmillan).
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Table of Contents

Introduction : philosophical enquiry into education John S. Drummond Drummond, John S. Paul Standish Standish, Paul 1

1 Nursing and the notion of virtue as a 'regulative ideal' P. Anne Scott Scott, P. Anne 33

2 Philosophy and health education : the case of lung cancer and smoking Peter Allmark Allmark, Peter Angela Tod Tod, Angela 46

3 Foucault, nurse counselling and narrative therapy Tina Besley Besley, Tina 59

4 Care, sensibility and judgement Michael Luntley Luntley, Michael 77

5 Practice and its informing knowledge : an Aristotelian understanding Joseph Dunne Dunne, Joseph 91

6 Profession and practice : the higher education of nursing Paul Standish Standish, Paul 109

7 The myth of the golden mean : professional knowledge and the problem of curriculum design Gerard Lum Lum, Gerard 129

8 Distributed cognition and the education reflex John Paley Paley, John 143

9 Particularizing the general : challenges in teaching evidence-based nursing practice Sally Thorne Thorne, Sally Rick Sawatzky Sawatzky, Rick 161

10 Little narratives of nursing : education in the postmodern university Gary Rolfe Rolfe, Gary 179

11 Care of the self in a knowledge economy : higher education, vocation and the ethics of Michel Foucault John S. Drummond Drummond, John S. 194

12 Gadamer's The enigma of health : can health be produced? Michael A. Peters Peters, Michael A. Keith Hammond Hammond, Keith John S. Drummond Drummond, John S. 210

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