Nursing Through the Lens of Political Advocacy

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

Why are so many Black women dying during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum?

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?

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

Women’s Rights are Human Rights: Women’s Health is Human Health

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

The Point is to Change It: Nursing Theory and Ending Gun Violence

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

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

Decolonizing Nursing: What? Why? How?

On September 23, 2021, Nursology.net and the Center for Nursing Philosophy sponsored a powerful panel presentation focused on the topic "Decolonizing Nursing." Seven nurse scholars of color shared their perspectives and their current work to bring the perspectives of people of color to the center, to empower anti-racist thought and action, and to activate real … Continue reading Decolonizing Nursing: What? Why? How?

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?