Notable Works The recent attention that has emerged related to disparities in health and healthcare, along with acknowledgement of systemic racism, has been known and acknowledged in the nursing literature long before the surge that happened after the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Long before this happened, there were many voices calling … Continue reading Becoming an Accomplice in Decolonizing Nursing Knowledge
Mysteries of Publishing The avalanche of information that has occurred since the emergence of the World Wide Web has resulted in an amazing, almost unlimited access to realms previously unimagined! In addition to amazing benefits, there are also hazards that are still emerging in a context that might be best labeled the 'World Wild Web"! … Continue reading Due Diligence: Sifting the Dependable from the Dubious
The complicated meanings of the July 4th holiday have been glaringly obvious for Black Americans for a couple of hundred years, but hidden and ignored for the most part by white Americans. The holiday is celebrated in the United States to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which declared the 13 original British … Continue reading July 4th – It’s Complicated
Mysteries of Publishing The term "editor" is among the most confusing and vague job titles ever adopted for any role! Most occupations require some descriptive adjective to pinpoint the exact context or focus ("high school teacher," "college teacher," "ICU nurse," "community health nurse," etc.). But even with qualifiers, the term "editor" only vaguely names the … Continue reading What Do Editors Do?
Mysteries of PublishingHistory of Nursing Journals ANS Website The year was 1977. It was barely 6 years after completing my doctoral (PhD) degree, with five journal articles in child health nursing and a major child health textbook titled Child Health Maintenance: A Family-Centered Approach, all successfully published. There were fewer than 10 doctoral programs in … Continue reading The History and Future of “Advances in Nursing Science”: Reflections of the Founding Editor
Mysteries of Publishing* Peer review is of such importance in scholarly publishing that there is now an annual global "Peer Review Week"! This year's event is coming up - September 19-23 - with the theme “Research Integrity: Creating and supporting trust in research.” The week will feature online events, live events in many different locations, … Continue reading Responding to Peer Review
On this momentous day in the United States, as we witness the blatant evil heaped on American women by the Supreme Court action to end the protection of abortion access, it is time to renew our commitment as a discipline to the optimum health and well-being of all. The U.S. now joins Russia, North Korea … Continue reading Women’s Rights are Human Rights: Women’s Health is Human Health
An important question about the Nursology.net website is growing in importance - "what about nursing knowledge developed by nurses of color?" The time has come for this to change - a change that begins with visibility and voices of nurses of color. The "Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing" project has nurtured this movement and … Continue reading Nurses of Color Address Racism in Nursing
Mysteries of Publishing* To publish means "to make public." Any form of writing that is intended for other people to read beyond a single correspondent, has to have a way to reach whatever audience is intended - it has to be published. There are now many different ways for this to happen, but regardless of … Continue reading What do publishers do?
Re-posted from the Theory Conference Website Save the dates!! The 2023 event planning is underway! The program will follow the same model that we used in 2022 - and the call for abstracts will be coming along early September! Your abstracts will become the 30-minute knowledge sessions throughout the conference. The focus of the conference … Continue reading Save the dates: 2023 Virtual Nursology Theory Week – March 16-20