Alternatives to natural science foundations for nursing.

  • C. A. Holmes
  • Published 1990 in International journal of nursing studies


The underlying philosophical assumptions associated with the current vogue for humanistic and holistic approaches to nursing have not been subjected to systematic scrutiny, laying nursing open to the charge of being anti-scientific and even irrational. This paper outlines some of these assumptions and their origins, and proceeds to a brief survey of their… (More)


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