Contributors Dorothy Larkin, PhD, RN, and Christopher Moorhead, BA On May 1, 2023 I asked my new technical consultant son in law, Christopher Moorhead, to engage with me in a ChatGPT experiment with hypothetical students. GPT stands for Generative Pre-Training and has been in development for five years now by OpenAI. As a praxis informed … Continue reading Living Elizabeth Barrett’s Power Theory with ChatGPT
Contributor: Jean Croce Hemphill, PhD, FNP- BC The power of position, of conferred authority, and the power of societal and cultural privilege, converged this month in the state of Tennessee resulting in the silencing of diverse voices demanding action against gun violence. Given the moniker, the Tennessee Three, Justin Pearson, Gloria Johnson, and Justin Jones, … Continue reading Power, racism, and the imperative of advocacy in the nursing profession: A call to action from the Tennessee Three
Source In March of 2022, at the Nursology Theory Conference, our research team presented a study that explored the use of theory, and specifically nursing theory, to guide nursing doctoral research. There was very little published research on this topic; therefore, a group of us decided to look into it. The topic of theory-guided research … Continue reading Is Nursing Theory Guiding Nursing Doctoral Research?
Contributor: Jeniffer Dolinta MS, RN, PCCN-K, CNE, NPD-BC As I logged on to my social media on June 24th, 2022, something I do most evenings, I was taken aback by the amount of chatter. On this day, the United States Supreme Court officially reversed the 1973 decision of Roe v. Wade, declaring an end to … Continue reading Nursing Through the Lens of Political Advocacy
Contributor: Fatmata Williams I wrote this post for my blog "Fatmata's Blog: Journeys and Perspectives" in April 2018, and it is reassuring to see the attention that maternal mortality, including the disparity therein, has gained over the years. I decided to revise my post to share it with nursing colleagues broadly. According to the World … Continue reading Why are so many Black women dying during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum?
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
On this momentous day in the United States, as we witness the blatant evil heaped on American women by the Supreme Court action to end the protection of abortion access, it is time to renew our commitment as a discipline to the optimum health and well-being of all. The U.S. now joins Russia, North Korea … Continue reading Women’s Rights are Human Rights: Women’s Health is Human Health
Contributors*: Danielle Walker MSN, PMHNP-BC @danielletanikaRobin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FAAN @RobinCoganRae Walker PhD RN FAAN @UMassWalkerJess Dillard-Wright, PhD, MA, RN, CNM @midwifingtherevolutionJane Hopkins-Walsh MSN, PNP-BC @_radicalnursing Once again, the world looks on as the United States wrings its hands, inert in the face of white supremacist gun violence and mass death. The thoughts and … Continue reading The Point is to Change It: Nursing Theory and Ending Gun Violence
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
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