Using Leininger’s Culture Care Theory to examine the idiom of distress experienced by nursing faculty working with pre licensure students during the COVID-19 pandemic

Contributor: Judith M. Pare, PhD, RN “Care can be an individual, familial, tribal, communal, organizational, or institutional value or expression; it can be held as a single value or a system of belief” (McFarland & Wehbe-Alamah, 2015, p. 220). The purpose of this blog is to demonstrate use of Leininger’s (2002) Culture Care Theory (CCT) … Continue reading Using Leininger’s Culture Care Theory to examine the idiom of distress experienced by nursing faculty working with pre licensure students during the COVID-19 pandemic

Pattern Recognition, the Nurse-Patient Relationship and Health as Expanding Consciousness (HEC)

Guest Contributor: Margaret ( Peggy) Settle, PhD, RN, NE-BC Nurses in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) are great observers. They carefully notice premature and critically ill infants’ behavioral responses based on the elements of the Synactive Theory of Behavioral Organization and Development (Als, 1982). This Bio-behavioral theory focuses the nurse’s attention on the infant’s … Continue reading Pattern Recognition, the Nurse-Patient Relationship and Health as Expanding Consciousness (HEC)

Theory-guided Research: What, Why, and How?

When I was a PhD student, I commonly heard exacerbated sighs from my fellow students regarding the trials and tribulations of "fitting" a theory into their doctoral research. Similarly, many students had trouble understanding why it was important to be theoretically guided in your research, what was the point? And how do you even "use" … Continue reading Theory-guided Research: What, Why, and How?

Psychoneuroimmunology in Nursing

Contributor: Christine Hodgson, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC In the first week of my nursing Ph.D. program, I heard a brief presentation from a professor who taught "psychoneuroimmunology.”  I had never heard that word, but I knew I had to take that class.  I was entering my Ph.D. journey after a long career as a primary care … Continue reading Psychoneuroimmunology in Nursing

Peace and Power Process in Action in Nursing Department Meetings: A Case Study

Jacqueline FawcettLisa SundeanJoAnn Mulready-Shick Academic department structures and governance tend to reflect university–wide structures and governance that are typically characterized as hierarchical, competitive, and power-over/power as control. The decision to revise a department of nursing by-laws provided an opportunity to transition to adopt a more egalitarian structure with shared governance between the department faculty and … Continue reading Peace and Power Process in Action in Nursing Department Meetings: A Case Study

Structure and Design as an Expression of Nursing’s Ontology

“When I walk in the door of the College of Nursing building I feel different.  There is something deeply peaceful about this place.” “I can’t put my finger on it, but when I’m here I can think, feel, and connect to myself…I’m present ”. “It’s not like any other building on campus. It’s about studying … Continue reading Structure and Design as an Expression of Nursing’s Ontology

Theory’s Reality in Nursing Practice: Florence Nightingale’s Legacy

Contributor: Isabel Faia The contemporary imbalance in environmental matters predominantly involve climate change and our supposedly beloved home planet’s ecosystems issues. Human beings are continuously disrespectful of their relationships with the universe ecosystem. Humankind is responsible to a great extent for this state of “dysbiosis” of our planet, which is similar to the state of … Continue reading Theory’s Reality in Nursing Practice: Florence Nightingale’s Legacy

COVID-19 Through the Lens of Nursing Theories

Contributor: Navninder Kaur, MSN, CMSRN It all started in January of 2020 when the news started circling around about a contagious viral disease spreading in the East. The situation was not much of a concern, with a thought that just like other diseases like SARS, which originated and spread in one region, it will subside … Continue reading COVID-19 Through the Lens of Nursing Theories

Examining the Evolving Role of the BSN-Prepared Nurse outside Acute Care Settings: A Nursing – Shared Theory/Conceptual Model Approach

Co-Contributor: Katunzi Mutalemwa The purpose of this blog is to describe a baccalaureate (BSN) prepared nursologist's, Katunzi Mutalemwa personal lived pre-internship clinical learning experience in primary care at a local community-based non-governmental outpatient clinic run by The Tanzania Doctors with African CUAMM  in collaboration with a local District hospital. Katunzi’s reflections have been interpreted within … Continue reading Examining the Evolving Role of the BSN-Prepared Nurse outside Acute Care Settings: A Nursing – Shared Theory/Conceptual Model Approach

Culture Shock, Grief and Nursing Theories

Contributor: Aisha Chahal, MSN, CMSRN Culture shock is a state where people experience the stages of honeymoon, frustration, adaptation and acceptance. It is an intense feeling that follows the grief process. I had first-hand experience with all these stages of culture shock when I came to the land of opportunities, the United States of America, … Continue reading Culture Shock, Grief and Nursing Theories