Decolonizing Nursing: What? Why? How?

On September 23, 2021, Nursology.net 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?

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

Does Informed Consent Exist for Black Patients?

Contributor: Harriet Omondi MSN, APRN, FNP Systemic racism and racial inequality are two concepts that are deeply ingrained in American history. These two issues come up in every single presidential election where candidates compete for the minority vote by promising reparations for black people and an end to systemic racism. Research has repeatedly revealed that … Continue reading Does Informed Consent Exist for Black Patients?

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

Guest post: The privilege of agency: The political shortcomings of nursing theory

Contributor: Mike Taylor The four metaparadigm concepts of nursing knowledge have been human beings, environment, health and nursing process; with the state of the person at the center of the definition and achievement of health goals. The idea that an individual has the wherewithal, not only in name but also but also in action, to … Continue reading Guest post: The privilege of agency: The political shortcomings of nursing theory

Guest Post: Allies and Advocates – Transforming Cultural Competence

Contributors: Jennifer Weitzel, Jeneile Luebke, Linda Wesp, Maria Del Carmen Graf, Ashley Ruiz, Anne Dressel, & Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu The murder of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor has prompted a wake-up call to reflect on the pervasive issue of structural racism.  As a nation created through histories of colonization and slavery, these murders—among countless others—have acted as … Continue reading Guest Post: Allies and Advocates – Transforming Cultural Competence

Guest Post – Nursing’s call to action to address the social determinants of health

Guest contributors: Kelli DePriest, PhD, RNPaul Kuehnert, DNP, RN, FAAN Teddie Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN Recently, several Expert Panels of the American Academy of Nursing collaborated to draft a new conceptual framework and consensus statement related to social determinants of health. The year-long endeavor integrated the thoughts and expertise of 15 nursing leaders. The outcome of … Continue reading Guest Post – Nursing’s call to action to address the social determinants of health

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

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

COVID-19 – What would Margaret Newman say?

Dorothy Jones and Jane FlanaganSee also Newman's Theory of Healthas Expanded Consciousness Although not the only global challenge we face, COVID-19 has the world’s attention while disrupting so many familiar routines. For those so fortunate, there is the new normal of working from home and countless conference calls that seem to blur one day into … Continue reading COVID-19 – What would Margaret Newman say?