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Index de Enfermería

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IRIGIBEL-URIZ, Xabier. The medicalized rationality: Outline of nursing as a government agent knowledge. Index Enferm [online]. 2010, vol.19, n.2-3, pp.182-186. ISSN 1132-1296.

The contextualization of the infirmary professional exercise in the medicalizated sanitary system, characterized by the influence of the market's logic and political calculus that belong to hegemonic powers let's us; develop a historical and narrative description of the leading traits and characteristics surrounding the thought, it's logic and rationalities that substain the exercise of nursing as a government agent. An approximation to the discursive practice from where the biomedical hegemony, the reductionism to which the phenomenological tendencies of the main theories and the influence of a liberal ideology in the nursing knowledge are questioned.

Palabras clave : Nursing; Epistemology; Medicalization; Knowledge; Biopolitics.

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