Is there Caste in Nursing? Owning Our History and Reconnecting the Disconnect

Contributor: Mary Elaine Southard DNP, RN, MSN, APHN-BC, HWNC-BC, DipClHom, SRP, SGAHN What led to the writing of this post was the reading and reflection on Isabel Wilkerson’s book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent and Brene Brown’s Dare to Lead. I wondered how the messages in both books related to nursing in today’s healthcare … Continue reading Is there Caste in Nursing? Owning Our History and Reconnecting the Disconnect

Bringing Theory To Life

Guest Contributor - Erin C. Stratton, PhD, RN When I was young, becoming a nurse was not something I had ever considered. By happy chance, during college while reading a friend’s Fundamentals of Nursing book, I came to the realization that being a nurse combined three of my favorite subjects: science, math, and people. I … Continue reading Bringing Theory To Life

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)

Recap of The 34th Annual Conference of the Society of Rogerian Scholars October 1-3, 2021

Contributed by Conference Chairs Jane Hopkins-Walsh and Anne Marie Leveille-Tulce  The 34th annual conference of the Society of Rogerian Scholars was held virtually on October 1-3, 2021, drawing registration from over 100 participants from Pakistan, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Canada, South Africa, Switzerland, Italy, France, Colombia, Belgium, Philippines, Ireland, and the United States. The theme of … Continue reading Recap of The 34th Annual Conference of the Society of Rogerian Scholars October 1-3, 2021

VISCERAL NURSOLOGY

Contributor: Ellen E. Swanson, MA, RN, BSN, PHN, HNB-BC (Retired) Source https://www.ahna.org/ Recently I had a professional practice story published in the American Holistic Nurses Association journal, “Beginnings”. Several responses to the story motivated me to think about the potential use of professional practice stories in nursing education. I shared with a local nursing professor … Continue reading VISCERAL NURSOLOGY

Fostering dialogue about practice knowledge development in a DNP Curriculum; Opportunity for theory innovation?

Guest Contributor: Lydia D. Rotondo, DNP, RN, CNS, FNAP The practice doctorate in nursing developed in response to an increasingly complex healthcare landscape that requires additional competencies for 21st century advanced nursing practice. Complementing traditional graduate (MS) specialty curricula, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program of study incorporates additional curricular content in the areas … Continue reading Fostering dialogue about practice knowledge development in a DNP Curriculum; Opportunity for theory innovation?

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

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