Evolution of One Version of Our Disciplinary Metaparadigm

This blog presents the evolution of my version of nursology’s metaparadigm. I present this blog in the context of my admittedly Eurocentric white privilege perspective. Therefore, I very much welcome comments and other blogs that present different perspectives. Jacqueline Fawcett What apparently is the origin of the idea of or word for metaparadigm comes from … Continue reading Evolution of One Version of Our Disciplinary Metaparadigm

A Snake in our Midst: The Constriction of Nursing Ethics by the Serpent Bioethics

It has been in our midst from the start, gliding through the thatched undergrowth of our history, now and again managing to coil itself around us, restricting our circulation, but never sufficient to stop the blood-flow to our heart. Or so some would think, though many would not notice.  But indeed the snake of biomedical … Continue reading A Snake in our Midst: The Constriction of Nursing Ethics by the Serpent Bioethics

A Pinay’s Reflection

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

Happy Anniversary, Nursology.net!

This week marks 3 years since Nursolog.net became a reality!  My thanks to the vision of Jacqueline Fawcett, Peggy Chinn and other members pf the AAN theory-guided practice panel who were part of that initial envisioning of bringing nursing knowledge into the digital age and making the theoretical and conceptual basis for nursing practice more … Continue reading Happy Anniversary, Nursology.net!

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

Nightingale 2020-2021: A Symposium Commemorating the Bicentennial of Florence Nightingale’s Birth

Conference Report Friday, November 5, 2021Sponsored by the Nursing Archives Associates,History of Nursing Archives,Howard Gotlieb Archival Center, Boston University Libraries This symposium focused on the far-reaching influence of Florence Nightingale as the founder of modern nursing and healthcare reformer. An overview of Nightingale’s bicentenary observance activities in the UK, including some of the response to … Continue reading Nightingale 2020-2021: A Symposium Commemorating the Bicentennial of Florence Nightingale’s Birth

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

Part II: The Nursing/Healing Work of Mary Seacole: Skillful Nurse and Doctress

This is the second in a series focusing on Seacole and NightingalePart I: Debunking A "Bitter Rivalry": The Notable Works of Mary Seacole and Florence NightingalePart III: Nightingale's Neglected "Upstream" Advocacy Mary Seacole (source) In reading Seacole’s book, my impression is that she was a woman healer, recounting instances both of providing nursing care, as … Continue reading Part II: The Nursing/Healing Work of Mary Seacole: Skillful Nurse and Doctress

Part I: Debunking A “Bitter Rivalry”: The Notable Works of Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale

This is the first in a series focusing on Seacole and NightingalePart II: The Nursing/Healing Work of Mary Seacole: Skillful Nurse and DoctressPart III: Nightingale's Neglected "Upstream" Advocacy “Women have always been healers. They were the unlicensed doctors and anatomists of Western history. They were abortionists, nurses, and counselors.  They were pharmacists, cultivating healing herbs … Continue reading Part I: Debunking A “Bitter Rivalry”: The Notable Works of Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale

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