Standpoint Epistemology and Nursing Science

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

In this article, I propose that engagement in nursing practice affords an epistemic advantage and should be included in defining nursing science and as a warrant for scientific knowledge. I appeal to standpoint epistemology, a philosophical theory, to support my proposal. A new conception of objectivity, which aligns with the contemporary practice of science and standpoint theory, is discussed. The article presents a preliminary theory of nursing standpoint theory that explains epistemic advantage of a practicing nurse. Open questions about nursing science conclude the article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-45
Number of pages5
JournalNursing science quarterly
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2022

Keywords

  • epistemic advantage
  • knowledge
  • nursing practice
  • philosophy of science
  • standpoint epistemology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Standpoint Epistemology and Nursing Science'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this