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This article explores the concepts of power and knowledge from two philosophical perspectives, the feminist and the poststructuralist, and examines their application to nursing knowledge and nursing science. Principles of poststructuralist and feminist philosophies are presented. The role of the...
“Traditional” science (ie, scientific work that has evolved from the natural sciences) is still said to rely on theory-neutral facts, quantitative data, and the search for universal laws. This depiction of science is incongruent with much contemporary thinking. This article examines three shifts...
The authors first critique Silva's 1986 article in Advances in Nursing Scienceentitled “Research Testing Nursing Theory: State of the Art.‘’ They specifically focus on her evaluation criteria for the empirical testing of nursing theory and then develop evaluation criteria for three...
This study represents a limited application of Cox's Interaction Model of Client Health Behavior in a wwight control program for enlisted US Army soldiers. Relationships of client singularity variables (demographic characteristics, motivation, psychological distress, and designation as...
A concept analysis of preventive health behavior provided the foundation for this review of current health promotion research in nursing. Studies selected for review described or explained behavior for health promotion, illness prevention, or preventive health behavior. The major focus of this...
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women is being defined by biomedical researchers and physicians as part of the menopausal syndrome. Postmenopausal lowered levels of estrogen are presented as a prime cause of changes in cholesterol levels that are a risk factor for CVD. The biomedical model and...
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