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
Contributor: Kristin Six, BSN, RN, CWOCNEarth Day 2023 - Saturday, April 22 Every day, nurses strive to work in line with the nursing profession’s principle of beneficence, or working to do good. But our nursing practice often directly violates another of nursing’s core ethical principles, nonmaleficence, more commonly known as “do no harm.” Single use … Continue reading This Earth Day, Let’s Consider Disposable Healthcare Devices through the Lens of the Nursing Code of Ethics
Historically, bioethics began centuries ago as both a pastoral and theological enterprise within religious traditions. It was pastoral in the sense that clergy would address the questions of right and wrong, good and evil, in relation to questions of uncertainty among the faithful. It was a theological enterprise in the sense that the theologians would … Continue reading Cheap Forgiveness
Contributor: André Mafra Rodrigues Hospitals and prisons unequivocally have different work objectives. However, they have several similar aspects regarding their operation, organization, and service delivery. Thus, since these organizations have different work objectives, why do behaviors and dynamics persist today that make hospitals so like prisons? When admitted to any health care facility, patients are … Continue reading Hospitals or prisons? Abdellah’s contributions for individualizing and humanizing care
Contributor: Jennifer M.L. Stephens There are countless examples of transhumanist thinking percolating into modern entertainment over the past decades. In “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Iron Man and Captain America have a conversation about the transhuman artificial intelligence (AI)-synthetic humanoid character named Vision. Captain America: "The rules have changed."Iron Man: "We're dealing with something new."Captain America: … Continue reading Transhumanism and Posthumanism in Nursing
Contributor: Ashley M. Ruiz PhD, RN First off, I’m entitling this post “A Pinay’s Reflection”. In submitting this piece I’ve been intentional in whether or not to explain this title to a dominantly white audience. On the one hand, not explaining the title, and specifically the term “Pinay” may be a missed opportunity that leaves the … Continue reading A Pinay’s Reflection
In a recent article published by Nursing Philosophy, I make the case for cultivating a radical imagination for nursing. In this blog post, I will explore the connections between this radical imagination and its possibilities for nursing theory. The realities of the COVID19 pandemic have created hardships that we all experience, albeit in different ways. … Continue reading A Radical Imagination for Nursing?
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
In March 2020, I posted a blog about the meaning of words used to describe the extent to wish a person’s (patient or client) behavior does not comply with, adhere to, or is concordant with what has been prescribed by nursologists or physicians. In December 2020, I posted a blog about the meaning of words … Continue reading Practice and Research Speak: The Words We Use to Describe Ourselves and Others
Nursology is regarded as a discipline and a profession, which means that nursology constitutes distinctive knowledge encompassing nursological philosophies, conceptual models, grand theories, middle-range theories, and situation-specific theories (see all content on https://nursology.net and also https://nursology.net/2018/09/24/our-name-why-nursology-why-net/).Medicine, in contrast, is a trade. This assertion is based on my search of literature for several years and pondering … Continue reading Is Medicine a Trade or a Discipline or Profession?