Contributor: Kelsie Barta, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, IBCLC As a people pleaser at heart, I would not have believed you if you told me five years ago that a social media post sharing my dissertation recruitment information would be met with “laugh” and “angry” reactions, and that I’d be fine with it! In recent years, there … Continue reading Gender Inclusivity Lessons as a Novice Researcher: Reflecting on Emancipatory Knowing
This week marks 3 years since Nursolog.net became a reality! My thanks to the vision of Jacqueline Fawcett, Peggy Chinn and other members pf the AAN theory-guided practice panel who were part of that initial envisioning of bringing nursing knowledge into the digital age and making the theoretical and conceptual basis for nursing practice more … Continue reading Happy Anniversary, Nursology.net!
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
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
In March 2020, I posted a blog about the meaning of words used to describe the extent to wish a person’s (patient or client) behavior does not comply with, adhere to, or is concordant with what has been prescribed by nursologists or physicians. In December 2020, I posted a blog about the meaning of words … Continue reading Practice and Research Speak: The Words We Use to Describe Ourselves and Others
Nursology is regarded as a discipline and a profession, which means that nursology constitutes distinctive knowledge encompassing nursological philosophies, conceptual models, grand theories, middle-range theories, and situation-specific theories (see all content on https://nursology.net and also https://nursology.net/2018/09/24/our-name-why-nursology-why-net/).Medicine, in contrast, is a trade. This assertion is based on my search of literature for several years and pondering … Continue reading Is Medicine a Trade or a Discipline or Profession?
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
illustration by Chris Rubino Power has been a concern to all living beings – humans and animals – since the beginning of time. Nursologists have been sensitive to power issues at least since Florence Nightingale’s time. It is likely, however, that power has different meanings for different people, including those who hold positions associated with … Continue reading Power in Nursing
Posted the first week of March, which is designated as National Words Matter Week A long time ago, I read an editorial in a journal decrying the labels for women’s reproductive health issues. The point was that labels such as incompetent cervical os are pejorative words. At about the same time, I began to think … Continue reading What is Reflected in a Label about Health? Non-Nursology and Nursology Perspectives
First described by Paterson in 1971, the term nursology was originally coined to capture the essence of “the study of nursing aimed towards the development of nursing theory” (p. 143). Since this definition, nursing scholars have continued discourse around the name of our discipline. In 1997, for example, Reed suggested a name change from a … Continue reading Perspectives of Nurses on the Term Nursology: An Informal Twitter Poll