Save the dates: 2023 Virtual Nursology Theory Week – March 16-20

Re-posted from the Theory Conference Website Save the dates!! The 2023 event planning is underway! The program will follow the same model that we used in 2022 - and the call for abstracts will be coming along early September! Your abstracts will become the 30-minute knowledge sessions throughout the conference. The focus of the conference … Continue reading Save the dates: 2023 Virtual Nursology Theory Week – March 16-20

Closing the “Secondary” Research-Theory-Practice-Application Gap: Charting a Path for Advancement of Nursology Knowledge in Implementation Science

with co-contributor Jacqueline Fawcett The purpose of this blog is to highlight the importance of nursology theories in the field of implementation science- a science that focuses on generating knowledge about the “research-theory-practice-application” gap between evidence-based interventions (i.e. effective interventions) and how these interventions work or are applied (i.e. implementation strategies) in the “real-world” usual/routine … Continue reading Closing the “Secondary” Research-Theory-Practice-Application Gap: Charting a Path for Advancement of Nursology Knowledge in Implementation Science

Families in transition in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU): A vision according to Meleis Transitions Theory

Paulo António Ávila do Couto Rocha Meleis' Transitions Theory gives a plan and means to understand, communicate and interpret what families experience when facing changes that affect their wellbeing. Meleis provides structure to evaluate the nature of disconnections from valuable relationships in the family, and changes in their daily life routines (Meleis, 2010). These changes … Continue reading Families in transition in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU): A vision according to Meleis Transitions Theory

Nightingale 2020-2021: A Symposium Commemorating the Bicentennial of Florence Nightingale’s Birth

Conference Report Friday, November 5, 2021Sponsored by the Nursing Archives Associates,History of Nursing Archives,Howard Gotlieb Archival Center, Boston University Libraries This symposium focused on the far-reaching influence of Florence Nightingale as the founder of modern nursing and healthcare reformer. An overview of Nightingale’s bicentenary observance activities in the UK, including some of the response to … Continue reading Nightingale 2020-2021: A Symposium Commemorating the Bicentennial of Florence Nightingale’s Birth

Coping with the loneliness imposed by COVID-19 in light of Betty Neuman’s theory

Contributor Loredana Mihu (Portugal) I share my experience about the nursing care I provided to patients infected with COVID-19 during their hospital stay. The patients admitted to my service are mostly elderly. This is a particularly vulnerable population, either due to chronic disease, comorbidities that condition their physical and psychological dependence, and above all due … Continue reading Coping with the loneliness imposed by COVID-19 in light of Betty Neuman’s theory

2022 Virtual Nursing Theory Week Recap

On March 17th – 21st, the second Virtual Nursing Theory Week was successfully completed! The focus of the conference was, “A World of No Boundaries,” selected to recognize the significant contributions of the late Dr. Margaret Newman in nursing theory, scholarship, and research across her life. The local site for the conference this year was … Continue reading 2022 Virtual Nursing Theory Week Recap

Part III: Nightingale’s Neglected “Upstream” Advocacy

This is the third in a series focusing on Seacole and NightingalePart I: Debunking A “Bitter Rivalry”: The Notable Works of Mary Seacole and Florence NightingalePart II: The Nursing/Healing Work of Mary Seacole: Skillful Nurse and Doctress It is clearly beyond the scope of a blog to highlight Nightingale’s many achievements and it is unnecessary, … Continue reading Part III: Nightingale’s Neglected “Upstream” Advocacy

Part II: The Nursing/Healing Work of Mary Seacole: Skillful Nurse and Doctress

This is the second in a series focusing on Seacole and NightingalePart I: Debunking A "Bitter Rivalry": The Notable Works of Mary Seacole and Florence NightingalePart III: Nightingale's Neglected "Upstream" Advocacy Mary Seacole (source) In reading Seacole’s book, my impression is that she was a woman healer, recounting instances both of providing nursing care, as … Continue reading Part II: The Nursing/Healing Work of Mary Seacole: Skillful Nurse and Doctress

Part I: Debunking A “Bitter Rivalry”: The Notable Works of Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale

This is the first in a series focusing on Seacole and NightingalePart II: The Nursing/Healing Work of Mary Seacole: Skillful Nurse and DoctressPart III: Nightingale's Neglected "Upstream" Advocacy “Women have always been healers. They were the unlicensed doctors and anatomists of Western history. They were abortionists, nurses, and counselors.  They were pharmacists, cultivating healing herbs … Continue reading Part I: Debunking A “Bitter Rivalry”: The Notable Works of Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale

Is Nursing a political thing? A brief theoretical reflection

Contributor: Liliana Barroso de Sousa (Portugal) My initial concern in writing this post is the difficulty that professional nurses have in thinking and acting in the political dimension. This reluctance is expressed in statements such as: “my policy is work” or “my party is nursing.” With the purpose of obtaining knowledge useful for understanding the … Continue reading Is Nursing a political thing? A brief theoretical reflection