Barbara J. Hatcher Q&As on “Decolonizing Nursing”

From the September 23rd Panel Q&A There were several questions in the chat for me. Q. As part of my master’s degree (UVIC) I am currently going through a practicum at a Nursing School in BC, Canada. This course is a 12-week course that focuses on care of acutely ill clients experiencing surgical interventions. As … Continue reading Barbara J. Hatcher Q&As on “Decolonizing Nursing”

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

Does Informed Consent Exist for Black Patients?

Contributor: Harriet Omondi MSN, APRN, FNP Systemic racism and racial inequality are two concepts that are deeply ingrained in American history. These two issues come up in every single presidential election where candidates compete for the minority vote by promising reparations for black people and an end to systemic racism. Research has repeatedly revealed that … Continue reading Does Informed Consent Exist for Black Patients?

Guest post: The Overlooked Impact of Case Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Contributor: Christy McDonald, BSN, RNC, Case Manager I have witnessed an amazing workforce in our hospitals during this pandemic. While physicians and nurses are clearly lifesavers at the bedside, hospital rooms are scarce. These frontline workers need the partnership of nurse case managers to arrange safe discharges and free up beds for those waiting in … Continue reading Guest post: The Overlooked Impact of Case Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Guest Post: Restriction of Visits to Hospitalized Child? An Emerging Need for Theory-Informed Nursing Intervention during Pandemic

Contributor: Ana Filipa Paramos In Portugal during the pandemic crisis, we have made it impossible for the family to be present during the child's hospitalization, resulting in increased levels of separation anxiety and stress, with potential negative consequences for the child's recovery process. Let's talk about a specific case of a child with a prolonged … Continue reading Guest Post: Restriction of Visits to Hospitalized Child? An Emerging Need for Theory-Informed Nursing Intervention during Pandemic

Guest post: The privilege of agency: The political shortcomings of nursing theory

Contributor: Mike Taylor The four metaparadigm concepts of nursing knowledge have been human beings, environment, health and nursing process; with the state of the person at the center of the definition and achievement of health goals. The idea that an individual has the wherewithal, not only in name but also but also in action, to … Continue reading Guest post: The privilege of agency: The political shortcomings of nursing theory

Launch of BILNOC Leaders Database

We are delighted to launch a database that provides information about Black, Indigenous, Latina/x and other Nurses of Color (BILNOCs) who are (or have been) leaders and scholars who have contributed to the development of the discipline. This will be a significant resource for scholars and students who seek to recognize and honor BILNOC leaders. … Continue reading Launch of BILNOC Leaders Database

Guest Post: Allies and Advocates – Transforming Cultural Competence

Contributors: Jennifer Weitzel, Jeneile Luebke, Linda Wesp, Maria Del Carmen Graf, Ashley Ruiz, Anne Dressel, & Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu The murder of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor has prompted a wake-up call to reflect on the pervasive issue of structural racism.  As a nation created through histories of colonization and slavery, these murders—among countless others—have acted as … Continue reading Guest Post: Allies and Advocates – Transforming Cultural Competence

Guest Post – Nursing’s call to action to address the social determinants of health

Guest contributors: Kelli DePriest, PhD, RNPaul Kuehnert, DNP, RN, FAAN Teddie Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN Recently, several Expert Panels of the American Academy of Nursing collaborated to draft a new conceptual framework and consensus statement related to social determinants of health. The year-long endeavor integrated the thoughts and expertise of 15 nursing leaders. The outcome of … Continue reading Guest Post – Nursing’s call to action to address the social determinants of health

Be careful what you wish for…

2020 was the year that… “Be careful what you wish for,” once again became imprinted in my brain as truth. In early 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that 2020 would be the “International Year of the Nurse and Nurse Midwife.” Among colleagues, there was lots of excitement about this. What would we do … Continue reading Be careful what you wish for…