The concept of “nursing” is very abstract and can take many forms. It may be living entities’ activities to promote or regain their own health (self-care), professional nurses’ direct care of patients’ who need assistance in self-care, or indirect patient care through teaching, research, administration, and/or policy development. I believe this broad view of nursing … Continue reading My Fulbright Scholar Experience: Through a Nursing Lens
In March, 2019, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH hosted the conference: “Nursing Theory: A 50 Year Perspective, Past and Future”. One theme that emerged from the lively dialogue at the conference was that nursing theory should be introduced and integrated in all pre-licensure programs. At the same time, participants noted that many pre-licensure educators … Continue reading Making Nursing Theory Real!
Guardian of the Discipline Co-authored by Deborah Lindell, Adeline Falk-Rafael, Jacqueline Fawcett A recent article in the American Journal of Nursing (Pittman, 2019) reignited our interest in Lillian Wald’s landmark accomplishments, most notably co-founding, with Mary Brewster, of the Henry Street Settlement in New York City in 1893 (Dock & Stewart, 1938). “Their work” according to … Continue reading Lillian Wald (March 10, 1867 – September 1, 1940)