Epistemic Authority in Nursing Practice vs. Doctors’ Orders

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The practice policy of doctors’ orders is still deeply embedded in 21st century professional nurse practice, despite its profound incongruence with nursing’s perspective, standards of practice, and advanced knowledge. The author in this article elaborates on the doctors’ orders policy in relation to nursing’s disciplinary perspective and epistemic authority in professional practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-246
Number of pages6
JournalNursing science quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016


  • disciplinary
  • doctors’ orders
  • epistemic authority
  • nurse practice
  • nursing knowledge

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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