This article explores the development of critical scholarship in nursing. Recent examples of critical analysis in nursing literature suggest an emerging pattern of scholarship that focuses on the critique of domination in nursing. This is a pattern of scholarship that has emerged from contemporary social and historical contexts and one that reflects the experiences of working nurses exposed to contemporary schools of thought. The dynamics of critical scholarship, its origin, its progression, and some contemporary models that describe its outcomes are discussed.
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