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Title: Re-thinking nursing science through the understanding of Buddhism
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: B. L. Rodgers
W.-J. Yen

Description: Western thought has dominated scientific development for a long time, and nursing has not escaped the influence of such ideology. Nurse scholars, in an attempt to fit the dominant scientific ideology, typically have had to struggle with non-empirical elements of nursing. This orientation in science, however, may have contributed inadvertently to a form of scientific ethnocentrism in the culture of inquiry in nursing as in other fields. The result has been a narrow view of science and knowledge and failure to recognize the potential significance of Eastern philosophy in nursing knowledge development. Recently, intensive cultural exchanges between the East and the West have contributed to Western scientists becoming aware of the limits of Western linear thinking and concomitant efforts to explore the mysteries of Eastern philosophy. In this article, we explore Buddhism as one example of such philosophies that have great potential to enrich nursing as it continues to strive for definition and identity.

Publisher Place: Oxford
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Normalized publisher place: Oxford
Publisher country: United Kingdom
Publisher URL: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/
Published Date: 2002-10
URL: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/links/doi/10.1046/j.1466-769X.2002.00105.x/abs/
Subject: Buddhist philosophy
Classification: Buddhism and Science -- Medicine -- International Medicine -- Nursing
Cultural Coverage: Euro-American
Temporal coverage: 21st century CE
Language: English
Interface Language: English
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Source URL: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1466-7681&site=1
Source: Nursing Philosophy
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 3
Source Number: 3
Source Page Numbers: 213-221
Start Date: 2000
Frequency of publication: Three times a year
Submissions: Author guidelines
ISBN/ISSN: 1466-7681

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Date Last Modified: 2005-12-20 18:58:08
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