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A Critical Reconceptualisation of the Environment in Nursing:  developing a new model 

Jenny Carryer, RGON, BA, Tutor, Manawatu Polytechnic 

Reference: Carryer, J. (1992).  A Critical Reconceptualisation of the Environment in Nursing:  developing a new model Nursing Praxis in New Zealand 7(2), 9-13

This paper describes the use of feminist theory and critical social theory in the development of a new nursing model.  Basic concepts of the model are defined, and the need for reconceptualisation of the environment is discussed.  There is no suggestion that this model is in any way complete; rather it represents an exploration of some of the possibilities.  In the second part of this paper the concepts of the model are explored in planning interventions for young women with a smoking habit or with disordered eating. 
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