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

In Search of Truth and Reconciliation with Indigenous Communities

First they came for the communists And I did not speak out Because I was not a communist Then they came for the socialists And I did not speak out Because I was not a socialistThen they came for the trade unionists And I did not speak out Because I was not a trade unionistThen they came … Continue reading In Search of Truth and Reconciliation with Indigenous Communities

Critical Caring in the context of COVID-19

A man and a woman were fishing on the river bank when they saw a woman struggling in the current. They rescued her. Soon, they saw a man struggling. They rescued him, too. This continued all afternoon.  Finally, the exhausted pair decided to go upstream to find out where and why so many people were … Continue reading Critical Caring in the context of COVID-19

Nightingale’s Vision for Nursing in 2020

“It will take 150 years for the world to see the kind of nursing I envision” The year 2020 marks the bicentennial of Nightingale’s birth and approximately, at least, the 150th anniversary of her prediction that “It will take 150 years for the world to see the kind of nursing I envision.”  What was that … Continue reading Nightingale’s Vision for Nursing in 2020

The Community as Client: A Critical Caring Exemplar

I first heard of Dorothea Fox Jakob when I began public health nursing practice, mid-way through my nursing career.  She was well known in public health nursing circles for her strong advocacy efforts, particularly in relation to influencing public policy changes that would help to address the adverse effects poverty had on human health, and … Continue reading The Community as Client: A Critical Caring Exemplar

A Critical Review of 5 Nursing Journal Editorials on the Topic of Nursology

A recent CINAHL search with the keyword “Nursology” revealed 5 editorials in leading nursing journals that focus on acquainting the journal’s readers with the website and the initiative.  Not surprisingly, 3 of those editors were founding members of the Nursology.net website. Each shared a different aspect of the project. Jacqueline Fawcett is the facilitator of … Continue reading A Critical Review of 5 Nursing Journal Editorials on the Topic of Nursology

Removing/Refusing the Invisibility Cloak

Invisibility cloaks are magical devices that render the wearers invisible and transparent - they simply become part of the background. Furthermore, the wearer of the cloak can see through it and actually be wearing it without being fully conscious of it. Although invisibility cloaks have existed in mythology for centuries, they have recently been brought to … Continue reading Removing/Refusing the Invisibility Cloak

Martha E. Rogers, RN, MSc , EdD (Canada)

Guardian of the Discipline Downloads (used by permission) Transformative Learning article Canadian Nursing in the Year 2020 Enchantment of the Soul Syllabus: Conceptual Basis of Nursing Practice Syllabus: The Nature of Nursing Knowledge Note: we are delighted to introduce a new Nursology.net series - "Guardians of the Discipline" featuring notable nurse leaders who have made … Continue reading Martha E. Rogers, RN, MSc , EdD (Canada)