The postmodernist hoax and its effects on nursing

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Kermode, S & Brown, C 1996, 'The postmodernist hoax and its effects on nursing', The International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 375-384.

Publisher's version of article available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0020-7489(95)00072-0

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Nursing literature has not been immune to the influences of postmodernist thought. It has been argued that postmodernism is relevant and important to the development of the occupation and the discipline of nursing. This paper attempts to demonstrate that there are serious weaknesses in such claims.