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

Nurses of Color Address Racism in Nursing

An important question about the Nursology.net website is growing in importance - "what about nursing knowledge developed by nurses of color?" The time has come for this to change - a change that begins with visibility and voices of nurses of color. The "Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing" project has nurtured this movement and … Continue reading Nurses of Color Address Racism in Nursing

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

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