Contributor: Judith Paré PhD, RN In 2016, the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care (MCSIC) was formed through a collaboration of local healthcare, advocacy, and academic institutions. The mission of the organization is “to strengthen the communication, collaboration, and connection between the healthcare system and communities, and between patients and clinicians, to support what matters … Continue reading Sharing Resources to Disseminate Knowledge and Improve Comfort Theory-Guided Practice
Co-Contributor: Katunzi Mutalemwa The purpose of this blog is to describe a baccalaureate (BSN) prepared nursologist's, Katunzi Mutalemwa personal lived pre-internship clinical learning experience in primary care at a local community-based non-governmental outpatient clinic run by The Tanzania Doctors with African CUAMM in collaboration with a local District hospital. Katunzi’s reflections have been interpreted within … Continue reading Examining the Evolving Role of the BSN-Prepared Nurse outside Acute Care Settings: A Nursing – Shared Theory/Conceptual Model Approach
Contributor: Wyona M. Freysteinson, PhD, MNTheory: Neurocognitive Model of Mirror-Viewing Wyona Freysteinson At the age of two, I decided I was going to be a nurse. My great grandmother, my first patient, taught me my colors while testing urine for ketones, how to give insulin, and that when I combed her hair, she looked in … Continue reading I Thought all Nurses used Mirrors!
I first heard of Dorothea Fox Jakob when I began public health nursing practice, mid-way through my nursing career. She was well known in public health nursing circles for her strong advocacy efforts, particularly in relation to influencing public policy changes that would help to address the adverse effects poverty had on human health, and … Continue reading The Community as Client: A Critical Caring Exemplar
Guest contributor: Ellen E. Swanson This post introduces the new "Practice Exemplar" describing the application of Mandalas in nursing See related Education Exemplar We have constructed so much of our society based on the traditional hierarchical or linear organizational model. This model has dominated and influenced our thinking and behaviors. The linear model has also … Continue reading Beyond the Boxes: Mandala Introduction and Nursing Organizational Application
The first exemplar of theory-guided practice posted on Nursology.net was the United States Air Force Professional Caring Practice Using Ray’s Theory of Bureaucratic Caring. In the process of preparing the information for posting, Dr. Marilyn "Dee" Ray shared how this came to be! Here is her story: It was a great honor to have the USAF, Nurse … Continue reading Theory-guided Practice Exemplar: United States Air Force Professional Caring Practice Using Ray’s Theory of Bureaucratic Caring