David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Nursing Philosophy 9 (3):169-179 (2008)
Abstract This paper explores gender and mental health with particular reference to the emerging philosophical field of critical realism. This philosophy suggests a shared ontology and epistemology for the natural and social sciences. Until recently, most of the debate surrounding gender and mental health has been guided either implicitly or explicitly within a positivist or constructivist philosophy. With this in mind, key areas of critical realism are explored in relation to gender and mental health, and contrasted with the positions of positivism and constructivism. It is argued that critical realism offers an alternative philosophical framework for the exploration of gender issues within mental health care.
|Keywords||constructivism mental health positivism critical realism ontology and epistemology gender|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
J. Butler (2004). Undoing Gender. Routledge.
Thomas S. Szasz (2004). The Myth of Mental Illness. In Arthur Caplan, James J. McCartney & Dominic A. Sisti (eds.), Ethics. Georgetown University Press 43--50.
Citations of this work BETA
Martin Lipscomb (2010). Events and Event Identity: Under-Explored Topics in Nursing. Nursing Philosophy 11 (2):88-99.
Timothy Wand, Kathryn White & Joanna Patching (2010). Applying a Realist Framework to the Evaluation of a New Model of Emergency Department Based Mental Health Nursing Practice. Nursing Inquiry 17 (3):231-239.
Lynn C. Musto & Patricia A. Rodney (forthcoming). Moving From Conceptual Ambiguity to Knowledgeable Action: Using a Critical Realist Approach to Studying Moral Distress. Nursing Philosophy:n/a-n/a.
Steven D. Edwards (2014). Moral Realism in Nursing. Nursing Philosophy 15 (2):81-88.
Similar books and articles
David A. Pollack, Bentson H. McFarland, Robert A. George & Richard H. Angell (1993). Ethics and Value Strategies Used in Prioritizing Mental Health Services in Oregon. HEC Forum 5 (5):322-339.
Mary Nettle (2010). Is Writing Good for Your Mental Health or Is There More to Life? Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 17 (3):269-270.
A. Vilhelmsson, T. Svensson & A. Meeuwisse (2011). Mental Ill Health, Public Health and Medicalization. Public Health Ethics 4 (3):207-217.
K. W. M. Fulford (2006). Oxford Textbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry. Oxford University Press.
Neera Badhwar, Is Realism Really Bad for You? A Realistic Response Neera K. Badhwar 25th November, 2007.
Mari Mikkola (2006). Elizabeth Spelman, Gender Realism, and Women. Hypatia 21 (4):77-96.
John Z. Sadler (2005). Values and Psychiatric Diagnosis. Oxford University Press.
D. B. Double (ed.) (2006). Critical Psychiatry: The Limits of Madness. Palgrave Macmillan.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads30 ( #125,813 of 1,789,829 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #166,716 of 1,789,829 )
How can I increase my downloads?