Transcending marginalization in knowledge development.


Journal Article (Review)

Quality care requires a body of knowledge that reflects the experiences and the responses of the marginalized populations to health and illness, and requires demarginalization of nursing knowledge. We argue the significance of developing an understanding of people who are marginalized, and organize our arguments and discussions into four sections: (i) developing knowledge that is not marginalizing; (ii) developing knowledge about marginalized populations; (iii) integrating nursing knowledge and making it visible; and (iv) the future of research enterprise. We propose that nurses critically consider strategies and processes to deal with and transcend marginalization of populations and of nursing knowledge.

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Cited Authors

  • Meleis, AI; Im, EO

Published Date

  • June 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 94 - 102

PubMed ID

  • 10696201

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10696201

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1440-1800

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1320-7881

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1046/j.1440-1800.1999.00015.x


  • eng