Nursing as means of governmentality.

  title={Nursing as means of governmentality.},
  author={Dave Holmes and Denise Lazzeri Gastaldo},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={38 6},
BACKGROUND This paper conceptualizes nursing as a health profession in transformation at the beginning of the 21st century. We frame our analysis using Michel Foucault's concept of governmentality. While extensively quoted and used in other disciplines, the work of the late French philosopher has been cited infrequently in the nursing literature. Yet a closer look at his work reveals how Foucault offers a relevant entry point for revisiting nursing theory and nursing practice. AIM OF THE… CONTINUE READING

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