The Nursology Initiative in the Philippines

Contributor: Rudolf Cymorr Kirby P. Martinez, Ph.D. Philippine Children's Medical Center (PCMC) is the largest and the national referral center for pediatric cases in the Philippines. I started my professional journey here as a staff nurse after I finished my MA in nursing, and soon after, I completed my Ph.D. I transitioned to academia. After … Continue reading The Nursology Initiative in the Philippines

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

The Epistemology of Nursology: One Perspective

On May 12, 2021, I was honored to present the keynote address for the 2nd International Videoconference Forum, “The Epistemology of Nursing Knowledge: Its Importance in Times of Pandemic," sponsored by the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, in Puebla, México. The topic I had been asked to address was the epistemology of our discipline. Although … Continue reading The Epistemology of Nursology: One Perspective

Examining the Evolving Role of the BSN-Prepared Nurse outside Acute Care Settings: A Nursing – Shared Theory/Conceptual Model Approach

Co-Contributor: Katunzi Mutalemwa The purpose of this blog is to describe a baccalaureate (BSN) prepared nursologist's, Katunzi Mutalemwa personal lived pre-internship clinical learning experience in primary care at a local community-based non-governmental outpatient clinic run by The Tanzania Doctors with African CUAMM  in collaboration with a local District hospital. Katunzi’s reflections have been interpreted within … Continue reading Examining the Evolving Role of the BSN-Prepared Nurse outside Acute Care Settings: A Nursing – Shared Theory/Conceptual Model Approach

The Definition of Health: Thoughts from Japan

Health is a central concept in most if not all versions of the metaparadigm of nursology (Fawcett, 2019). I have defined health as “human processes of living and dying” (Fawcett & DeSanto-Madeya, 2013, p. 6) and conceptualize health as inclusive of wellness, illness, and disease within that process. I deliberately separated wellness from illness and … Continue reading The Definition of Health: Thoughts from Japan

Guest Post – Emancipatory Nursing in Chile

Contributor: Luz Galdames, PhD (Nursing) Today, more than twenty years after nursing was incorporated into the Chilean Health Code in 1997 as an autonomous profession, one begins to see how nurses empower themselves defending their rights at the institutional, social and political level. This is seen through events such as the establishment of the National … Continue reading Guest Post – Emancipatory Nursing in Chile

Guest Post: Decolonizing the Language of Nursology

Contributor: Daniel Suárez-BaqueroScroll down for Spanish language version of this post ENGLISH Nursing has been characterized by a colonial perspective in which the advancements and developments made in English are over those made in other languages. We forget as Dr. Ricardo Ayala states in his book Towards a Sociology of Nursing (2019): “Nursing is a … Continue reading Guest Post: Decolonizing the Language of Nursology

Volume 2 of the Roy Academia Nursology Research Center (RANRC, Japan) now published!

The Roy Academia Nursology Research Center (RANRC) publishes a yearly Nursology Letter. Volume 2 has just been published! See information about volume 1 (2019) on our January 7, 2020 blog post celebrating the first known publication from a research center to use the word, nursology, in its title! The RANRC is a unit of the School of … Continue reading Volume 2 of the Roy Academia Nursology Research Center (RANRC, Japan) now published!

Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic: Changes to the meaning of our experiences based on Newman’s theory of health as expanding consciousness (HEC)

Report from the Newman Theory/Research/Practice Society (a Japanese Nonprofit Organization) Contributors: Emiko Endo, Satoko Imaizumi, Minako Kakimoto, Yayoi Kajiwara, Yoshie Kamiya We are pleased to write our blog about the 2020 work of the Newman Theory/Research/Practice Society in Japan. We submitted a brief about our Society on January 10, 2019 (scroll down here to see … Continue reading Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic: Changes to the meaning of our experiences based on Newman’s theory of health as expanding consciousness (HEC)

Everyone is a “novice” when encountering a new challenge or situation: A perspective from Benner’s theory

Source Although many experienced nurses consider themselves as experts in their fields of practice, it is important to keep in mind that they, too, become novices when they encounter a new clinical challenge or situation such as the Covid-19 pandemic. Benner’s (1984) theory, From Novice to Expert, is an excellent nursology theory that can guide … Continue reading Everyone is a “novice” when encountering a new challenge or situation: A perspective from Benner’s theory