History of Ideas in Nursing Practice Clinical

This course will critically explore some aspects of the discourse of nursing through the examination and interpretation of both historical and contemporary accounts of nursing practice in light of shifting and prevailing intellectual ideas, socio-cultural and/or historical circumstances. An emphasis will be placed on both the continuities and discontinuities in nursing practice through time. This course will help students to articulate the practice of clinical nursing, its philosophical ontologies, and its relationship to or place within the contemporary historical world dominated by globalization, neoliberalism, managerialism and proliferating virtual technologies. At the same time, we will explore the distinctive contributions of nurses to the care of the sick and the running of the health care system.