Being a nurse according to Jean Watson: the reason for being and doing

Rita Marisa Henriques Victor (Portugal) I am a nurse and completed the 1st cycle of studies in 2009, a year of great job insecurity and major lack of job offers. Workmates and friends of mine went abroad but I stayed in my country, traveling from north to south knocking on countless doors hoping that one … Continue reading Being a nurse according to Jean Watson: the reason for being and doing

When the senses are no longer nurses’ greatest allies in caregiving: the perspective of Callista Roy’s Adaptation Model in Covid-19

Contributor: Ana Rita Rodrigues (Portugal) March 2020. In the middle of the 21st century, humanity is experiencing its greatest challenge: a pandemic! An invisible and easily spread virus has emerged and has created the greatest instability experienced in our era. Suddenly, we are being asked to forget interpersonal relationships, contact with others, social gatherings, hugs... … Continue reading When the senses are no longer nurses’ greatest allies in caregiving: the perspective of Callista Roy’s Adaptation Model in Covid-19

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

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

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

Acculturation, or is it more a cultural shock?

Contributor: Kunta Gautam, MSN, MPH, CPNP Source In a brief nutshell, I would like to share my experiences in Western culture versus Southeast Asian culture. I learned many different things with acculturation in western culture regarding self-care. The cultural practices in western culture emphasize self-care as an essential part of daily lives. Rituals involving self-care … Continue reading Acculturation, or is it more a cultural shock?

Bullying and Victimization Among Students

Contributor - Sondatre M. Thompson Source In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Department of Education released the first federal definition of bullying. The report includes three core elements: unwanted aggressive behavior, observed or perceived power imbalance, and repetition of bullying behaviors (U.S. Department of Education, 2019). In the United States, one out of … Continue reading Bullying and Victimization Among Students

Indigenous Nurses Day

Information provided by Catherine Tanski (Kitselas/Kitsumkalum Nation), RN,Indigenous Leadership Circle Chair, BC Nurses’ Union.Christina Chakanyuka (Métis), RN, MN, PhD Student,University of Victoria.Nikki Rose Hunter Porter (St’uxwtews),, RN, MN Student,Thompson Rivers University.Michelle Padley (Métis), RN, MN Student,Thompson Rivers University.Mona Lisa Bourque Bearskin (Beaver Lake Cree Nation), RN, PhD, BCChair Indigenous Health Research in Nursing,Associate Professor, Thompson … Continue reading Indigenous Nurses Day

Jean Watson’s Contribution to Understanding the Spiritual Well-Being of Caregivers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Contributor: Vanessa Silva (Portugal)* Over the centuries, human history has experienced numerous challenges in the area of health and disease, namely through the experience of pandemic realities, such as the Black Death in the 19th century and the Spanish Influenza in the 20th century, in which there was a high mortality and morbidity rate associated … Continue reading Jean Watson’s Contribution to Understanding the Spiritual Well-Being of Caregivers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

An Urgent Need for Peace

Contributor: Donna J. Perry, PhD, RN Like many people across the globe, I have spent the last week watching the news from Ukraine with disbelief, horror, and tears. The unfolding human tragedy is difficult to behold. As someone who has been part of the global peace movement and worked on international policy, it is shocking … Continue reading An Urgent Need for Peace