Title

Academic freedom: protecting "liberal science" in nursing in the 21st century

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

1-1-2007

Journal, Book or Conference Title

ANS.Advances in nursing science

NLM Title Abbreviation

Ans Adv Nurs Sci

PubMed ID

17299280

Abstract

Generating new knowledge through science is one of the most valued contributions of American universities, and is wholly dependent on the tenets of academic freedom. This article provides an overview of academic freedom in the United States, lack of attentiveness to academic freedom in the discipline of nursing, and its relevance for advancing nursing science. Three issues are critically evaluated as they relate to "the free search for truth" that is imperative for scientific progress to occur, including (a) its importance in a liberal science system, (b) recent trends to politically manipulate science, and (c) movements to restrict speech on campus.

Keywords

Freedom, Guidelines as Topic, History, 20th Century, History, 21st Century, Humans, Nursing Research/economics/standards/trends, Organizational Culture, Politics, Professional Autonomy, Research Support as Topic, Schools, Nursing/organization & administration, Social Conditions, United States, Universities/organization & administration

Published Article/Book Citation

The definitive version was published in ANS.Advances in nursing science, 30:1 (2007) pp.3-13.

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1344