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

In Search of Truth and Reconciliation with Indigenous Communities

First they came for the communists And I did not speak out Because I was not a communist Then they came for the socialists And I did not speak out Because I was not a socialistThen they came for the trade unionists And I did not speak out Because I was not a trade unionistThen they came … Continue reading In Search of Truth and Reconciliation with Indigenous Communities

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

Theorizing as Emancipatory Action; Emancipatory Action as Theorizing

Over the past year those of us managing the Nursology.net website have experienced two unintended consequences - growing awareness of the importance of fundamental nursing/ public health knowledge and action, and the imperative to examine the structural and interpersonal dynamics of racism. As the web manager of this Nursology.net site as well as the NurseManifest.com … Continue reading Theorizing as Emancipatory Action; Emancipatory Action as Theorizing

Launch of BILNOC Leaders Database

We are delighted to launch a database that provides information about Black, Indigenous, Latina/x and other Nurses of Color (BILNOCs) who are (or have been) leaders and scholars who have contributed to the development of the discipline. This will be a significant resource for scholars and students who seek to recognize and honor BILNOC leaders. … Continue reading Launch of BILNOC Leaders Database

Guest post: The Role of Nurses and Women’s Health Advocates in Advancing a Social Justice Agenda in the Current Climate: The Case of Wisconsin

Contributors (see bios below) Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu, PhD, RN; Jeneile Luebke, PhD, RN; Carolyn Eichner, PhD; Kaboni Gondwe, PhD, RN; Diane Schadewald, DNP, RN; Peninnah Kako, PhD, RN; Jacqueline Callari-Robinson, BSN, RN; Brittany Ochoa-Nordstrum;Nicole Weiss; Jacqueline Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN As nursing professionals and women’s health advocates, we have watched in disbelief events unfolding in Barron … Continue reading Guest post: The Role of Nurses and Women’s Health Advocates in Advancing a Social Justice Agenda in the Current Climate: The Case of Wisconsin

The Intersections of Nursing Scholarship and Nursing Activism

In the early 1980s  when Maeona Kramer and I first began to put together ideas for a text on theory development in nursing, we were committed to addressing nursing knowledge development beyond the typical boundaries of empirical research and theory development.  We had both completed, in 1971,  doctoral degrees in Educational Psychology (Maeona at Wayne … Continue reading The Intersections of Nursing Scholarship and Nursing Activism

Letter to the ANA

On September 26, 2020, the Nursology.net management team sent the following letter to the American Nursses Association, urging the organization to take a stand on the U.S. Presidential election candidates. We believe that given the dual pandemic of COVID-19 and racism, nursing's strong voice of advocacy for the health of the nation must be heard. … Continue reading Letter to the ANA