Lived experiences on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion based on Theory of Humility

Contributor: Kunta Gautam, MSN, MPH, CPNP-PC I was required to complete a DEI course for the Ph.D. qualifying exam. While meeting my need, I came across a TED talk by Jodi-Ann Burey on “Why you should not bring your authentic self to work” (TED, 2020). Her speech intrigued me to write about my experiences on … Continue reading Lived experiences on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion based on Theory of Humility

Nursing Through the Lens of Political Advocacy

Contributor: Jeniffer Dolinta MS, RN, PCCN-K, CNE, NPD-BC As I logged on to my social media on June 24th, 2022, something I do most evenings, I was taken aback by the amount of chatter. On this day, the United States Supreme Court officially reversed the 1973 decision of Roe v. Wade, declaring an end to … Continue reading Nursing Through the Lens of Political Advocacy

Why are so many Black women dying during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum?

Contributor: Fatmata Williams I wrote this post for my blog "Fatmata's Blog: Journeys and Perspectives"  in April 2018, and it is reassuring to see the attention that maternal mortality, including the disparity therein, has gained over the years. I decided to revise my post to share it with nursing colleagues broadly. According to the World … Continue reading Why are so many Black women dying during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum?

Morality Police and Steel Rape: Our Future from the 1800s

Contributor: Marsha Fowler, Ph.D., MDiv, MS, RN, FAAN The skirmishes and battles have changed, but the war has not. First wave feminists battled the constellation of the regulation of prostitutes, the control of venereal disease, and the toxic sexual double standard.  Our battle today is the callous and obdurate slaughter of Roe v Wade, a … Continue reading Morality Police and Steel Rape: Our Future from the 1800s

Nurse as Patient

I listened with great interest to the webinar presentation by Shannon Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Director, National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), on “The Future of Nursing Research: Innovation, Collaboration and Impact,” to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing on April 28, 2022. Dr. Zenk outlined the priorities of the NINR (2022) as … Continue reading Nurse as Patient

Women’s Rights are Human Rights: Women’s Health is Human Health

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

Nurses of Color Address Racism in Nursing

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

The Point is to Change It: Nursing Theory and Ending Gun Violence

Contributors*: Danielle Walker MSN, PMHNP-BC @danielletanikaRobin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FAAN @RobinCoganRae Walker PhD RN FAAN @UMassWalkerJess Dillard-Wright, PhD, MA, RN, CNM @midwifingtherevolutionJane Hopkins-Walsh MSN, PNP-BC @_radicalnursing Once again, the world looks on as the United States wrings its hands, inert in the face of white supremacist gun violence and mass death. The thoughts and … Continue reading The Point is to Change It: Nursing Theory and Ending Gun Violence

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

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