Hva er kritikk i helsefagene og hva skal vi med kritiske perspektiver?

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2017

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Cappelen Damm Akademisk

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In this final summary chapter, we explore some basic arguments for developing critical reflection and in this final summary chapter, we explore some basic arguments for developing critical reflection and evaluation in health education, client practices and research. We do not deal with «criticism» in the meaning of faultfinding; but rather with «critique» in the sense of abstract reflection, political commentary, or an in depth discussion of all topics within the health-area. Critique is an exploration into the foundations and limits of scientific and practical knowledge. Our ambition has been to disrupt and challenge attitudes that have been taken for granted, and instead look for what is different, unsettling and thought provoking. In order to manage this we need to embrace criticism at different levels, applying theoretical and historical perspectives on actual empirical issues. This anthology tries to show that critique is a necessary part of all work with health issues, in education, in client work and in scientific activities. For the authors of this book, critique means asking questions about what is taken for granted and what may be understood in a different manner. In all academic, educational and practical reasoning critique is regarded as a necessary tool

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  • https://hdl.handle.net/10642/5409