Critical Thinking in Health & Social Care is designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge and tools they need to critically examine practice in their own workplace. The book presents a range of different approaches, each of which is explained and grounded in practice using case studies, problem-solving scenarios and workplace examples. The practical tools which form the core of the book are contextualised by an exploration of what constitutes knowledge and evidence and the types of assumptions which are commonly held and which have a bearing on practice.

Postmodernism and Post-Structuralism

Postmodernism and Post-Structuralism

Postmodernism and post-structuralism
PeterDraper and StellaJones-Devitt

This chapter considers some of the major concepts and debates associated with postmodernism and post-structuralism. It provides an overview of key ideas underpinning postmodernism and post-structuralism and their development as theories, alongside exploring some of the key differences between postmodernism and its counter perspective, modernism. The chapter covers the overarching themes that prevail, assisting the reader through specific activities to gain an understanding of key principles and to assess both the relevance and application of postmodern and post-structural accounts as tools for critical thinking in relation to health and social care.

Chapter Aims

  • To explore key concepts associated with postmodernism and post-structuralism
  • To promote reflection upon the relevance and value of postmodernist and post-structuralist perspectives in the context of health and ...
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