On November 13th, I posted information about early nursing theory think tanks organized by Margaret Newman! A few days ago, I happened to be looking for something entirely unrelated in the early issues of Advances in Nursing Science and discovered a little notice announcing the second nursing theory think tank! I have added the link to the announcement as an addendum to the November post, but also believe it is important to add here the information in this notice for its historic significance.
The ANS notice confirms that the purpose of the first nursing theory think tank in October 1978 was to “bring together persons involved in theory development in nursing to explore areas of needed theory development and to devise a means whereby continuing dialogue between theorists can occur” (page 105).
The October 1978 think tank participants were:
Margaret Newman, facilitator (The Pennsylvania State University)
June Brody (Herbert Lehman College),
Carol Deets (Indian University),
Ellen Egan (University of Minnesota),
Rosemary Ellis (Case Western Reserve University),
Jacqueline Fawcett (University of Pennsylvania),
Joyce Fitzpatrick (Wayne State University),
Beverly Hall (University of Washington),
Margaret Hardy (Boston University),
Joan Rinehart (The Pennsylvania State University),
Elizabeth See (Wayne State University)
Marilyn Sime (University of Minnesota),
Ardis Swanson (New York University),
Gertrude Torres (Wright State University), and
Lorraine Walker (The University of Texas).