Nurse as Patient Part 2: Anomalies in Normal Science*

Photo by Jan Antonin Kolar on Unsplash I believe there is more to say about the “nurse as patient,” a necessary shift in our thinking about the global crisis in nursing. Let me start by describing an article I use in one of my courses. This semester, I am the instructor of record for a … Continue reading Nurse as Patient Part 2: Anomalies in Normal Science*

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

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?

Emancipatory Knowing Praxis

Contributor/Nurse/Artist: Tashaé Gomez-Jones In the spirit of the U.S. Independence Day celebrated on July 4th, we welcome this powerful image from recent BSN graduate Tashaé Gomez-Jones, inspired by the concept of emancipatory knowing in nursing! My name is Tashaé Gomez-Jones. I am a recent BSN graduate from Heritage University located on the Yakama Nation reservation … Continue reading Emancipatory Knowing Praxis

Being a nurse according to Jean Watson: the reason for being and doing

Rita Marisa Henriques Victor (Portugal) I am a nurse and completed the 1st cycle of studies in 2009, a year of great job insecurity and major lack of job offers. Workmates and friends of mine went abroad but I stayed in my country, traveling from north to south knocking on countless doors hoping that one … Continue reading Being a nurse according to Jean Watson: the reason for being and doing

Closing the “Secondary” Research-Theory-Practice-Application Gap: Charting a Path for Advancement of Nursology Knowledge in Implementation Science

with co-contributor Jacqueline Fawcett The purpose of this blog is to highlight the importance of nursology theories in the field of implementation science- a science that focuses on generating knowledge about the “research-theory-practice-application” gap between evidence-based interventions (i.e. effective interventions) and how these interventions work or are applied (i.e. implementation strategies) in the “real-world” usual/routine … Continue reading Closing the “Secondary” Research-Theory-Practice-Application Gap: Charting a Path for Advancement of Nursology Knowledge in Implementation Science

Families in transition in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU): A vision according to Meleis Transitions Theory

Paulo António Ávila do Couto Rocha Meleis' Transitions Theory gives a plan and means to understand, communicate and interpret what families experience when facing changes that affect their wellbeing. Meleis provides structure to evaluate the nature of disconnections from valuable relationships in the family, and changes in their daily life routines (Meleis, 2010). These changes … Continue reading Families in transition in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU): A vision according to Meleis Transitions Theory

Is Nursing a political thing? A brief theoretical reflection

Contributor: Liliana Barroso de Sousa (Portugal) My initial concern in writing this post is the difficulty that professional nurses have in thinking and acting in the political dimension. This reluctance is expressed in statements such as: “my policy is work” or “my party is nursing.” With the purpose of obtaining knowledge useful for understanding the … Continue reading Is Nursing a political thing? A brief theoretical reflection

Bullying and Victimization Among Students

Contributor - Sondatre M. Thompson Source In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Department of Education released the first federal definition of bullying. The report includes three core elements: unwanted aggressive behavior, observed or perceived power imbalance, and repetition of bullying behaviors (U.S. Department of Education, 2019). In the United States, one out of … Continue reading Bullying and Victimization Among Students

Nursing Theories in “my Biomedical World” – a personal reflection

Contributor: Manuel Jesús Aragón Aragón In this post I try to show the difficulties that I felt when I tried to apply nursing theories to practice in my work and personal reality for the first time. I understand that theories are an excellent resource to improve the quality of our care; for that reason in … Continue reading Nursing Theories in “my Biomedical World” – a personal reflection