Word Power and Linguistic Constructs in Nursing

Word Power and Linguistic Constructs in Nursing

Andrew Cashin (Southern Cross University, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-034-1.ch002

Abstract

Language is central to thought and of course informatics. This chapter outlines the nature of language and the Sociosemiotic of nursing. How nurses use language is critically reviewed in the context of nursing thought and hence practice. Implications for nursing curriculum, nursing research and informatics are discussed.

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