Promoting comfort in the operating room for patients undergoing elective surgery

Contributor: Carla Alexandra dos Santos Pacheco I've been an operating room nurse for 19 years and from the beginning until today I've always made it a point to protect the person in my care. It was beautiful to see, read and feel much of what I put into practice daily in the theories of comfort … Continue reading Promoting comfort in the operating room for patients undergoing elective surgery

History of the Journal “Nursing Inquiry”

Contributor: Sally Thorne, RN, PhD, FAAN, FCAHS, FCAN Mysteries of PublishingHistory of Nursing Journals Nursing Inquiry is an international peer-reviewed Journal of interest to nurses, health care professionals, social scientists and health policy makers on ideas and issues pertaining to nursing and healthcare. Established as a vehicle for critical reflection and substantive dialogue on topics … Continue reading History of the Journal “Nursing Inquiry”

Evolution of One Version of Our Disciplinary Metaparadigm

This blog presents the evolution of my version of nursology’s metaparadigm. I present this blog in the context of my admittedly Eurocentric white privilege perspective. Therefore, I very much welcome comments and other blogs that present different perspectives. Jacqueline Fawcett What apparently is the origin of the idea of or word for metaparadigm comes from … Continue reading Evolution of One Version of Our Disciplinary Metaparadigm

Thoughts on Peer Review from an Associate Editor

Mysteries of Publishing I have served as an Associate Editor for two different journals and have quite a bit of experience recruiting, assigning, and harassing (I mean, following up with) peer reviewers. I will only be writing about one of my Associate Editor experiences, because with the second one I had a lot of support … Continue reading Thoughts on Peer Review from an Associate Editor

Policy With or Without Theory: Questions to be Answered

Contributors:Chantal Cara, Jacqueline Fawcett, Deanna Gray-Miceli, M. Lindell Joseph, and Maya Zumstein-Shaha We maintain that health policies of interest to nursologists must be based on explicit nursology knowledge, thereby providing the necessary specific perspective that helps distinguish nursology from other scientific disciplines. We know, however, that not all nursologists agree with our position. Therefore, the … Continue reading Policy With or Without Theory: Questions to be Answered

The Focus of the Discipline of Nursing

Notable works Newman, M.A., Sime, A.M. & Corcoran-Perry, S.A. (1991). The focus of the discipline of nursing, Advances in Nursing Science, 14(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1097/00012272-199109000-00002 Based on my many years of experience in nursing education, I believe that the most important concept that students need to grasp is that nursing is a discipline. Nursing isn’t the application … Continue reading The Focus of the Discipline of Nursing

Dialogues on Unitary Science

Jane Hopkins-Walsh Please join us on Monday, January 9, 2023 4:30 to 6:00 PM Eastern for Society of Rogerian Scholars’ bi-monthly Dialogues on Unitary Science.  The purpose of our Dialogues is to learn and deepen our understanding of the Science of Unitary Human Beings. The dialogue will focus on Dr. Jane Hopkins-Walsh’s dissertation research: “Exploration … Continue reading Dialogues on Unitary Science

The Mysteries of Publishing: An Author’s Perspective

Mysteries of Publishing Writing for publication in scholarly journals means a great deal to me because I am invested as part of a larger community of people, in advancing discipline specific knowledge in nursing.  I am aware that dedication to this form of dissemination rests within a Eurocentric, Northern Hemisphere, white view of the world … Continue reading The Mysteries of Publishing: An Author’s Perspective

Feeling Like a Nurse – Self Defining the Moment

Contributor: Isla A. McKenzie-Henry, MSN, RN, CNE-cl, NEA-BC (EdD Candidate) This is the last in a series of posts about a nursology study conducted by a student-faculty group from the Online Nursing Education (ONE) program at Teachers College Columbia University. The study, “Use of Foundational Concepts in Program and Course Descriptions: An Analysis of Prelicensure … Continue reading Feeling Like a Nurse – Self Defining the Moment