Decolonizing Nursing Knowledge – Q&A

Note from the team: This is the last of the Q&A posts from the September 23rd Panel presentation. But we encourage everyone to continue to send us ideas and comments on this topic- by responding to any of our blog posts, or using our Contact Form! Comment: McGibbon (a Canadian nurse) has written extensively about colonialism … Continue reading Decolonizing Nursing Knowledge – Q&A

Decolonizing Nursing Education

From the September 23rd Panel Q&A Q. Do you have recommendations for decolonizing nursing education given the fact that nursing faculty are predominantly white? I find that our arguments about being “gatekeepers” for the profession are inherently racist but I also find that challenging those arguments is met with a lot of resistance. Bukola Salami … Continue reading Decolonizing Nursing Education

Decolonization and Globalization

During the "Decolonizing Nursing: What? Why? How? webinar on September 23rd, there were questions posed for the panelists that could not be addressed due to time constraints. We promised to post responses to these questions on the blog - and here is the first of those responses! Dr. Martinez The first question we are … Continue reading Decolonization and Globalization

Decolonizing Nursing: What? Why? How?

On September 23, 2021, 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?

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

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

It’s Time We Raise Nursologists!

Report from the 2021 Virtual Nursing Theory Week Contributors:Christina NyiratiSharon Stout-Shaffer At the time of the 2021 Virtual Nursing Theory Week, Christina Nyirati and Sharon Stour-Shaffer presented the baccalaureate curriculum they designed and now implement at Heritage University located on the Yakama Reservation in Washington State. This is the only session that was recorded during … Continue reading It’s Time We Raise Nursologists!

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

Connotations of Research Speak: The Meaning of Words Used in Research Reports

Do we allow or invite people to participate in research? Do we refer to people who volunteer to be in a study as subjects or respondents or informants or participants or people? This blog is about the language we use when we present or publish our research. The impetus for this blog was a colleague’s … Continue reading Connotations of Research Speak: The Meaning of Words Used in Research Reports