In a recent article published by Nursing Philosophy, I make the case for cultivating a radical imagination for nursing. In this blog post, I will explore the connections between this radical imagination and its possibilities for nursing theory. The realities of the COVID19 pandemic have created hardships that we all experience, albeit in different ways. … Continue reading A Radical Imagination for Nursing?
Hope in Nursing
Contributors: Barbara MacDonald and Jane K. Dickinson Source Barbara and Jane worked together as student/faculty in the online MS in Diabetes Education and Management program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Hope was a common thread throughout Barbara's work in the program, and the conversation continues: JKD: How did you get interested in hope? BJM: My … Continue reading Hope in Nursing
Lillian Wald (March 10, 1867 – September 1, 1940)
Guardian of the Discipline Co-authored by Deborah Lindell, Adeline Falk-Rafael, Jacqueline Fawcett A recent article in the American Journal of Nursing (Pittman, 2019) reignited our interest in Lillian Wald’s landmark accomplishments, most notably co-founding, with Mary Brewster, of the Henry Street Settlement in New York City in 1893 (Dock & Stewart, 1938). “Their work” according to … Continue reading Lillian Wald (March 10, 1867 – September 1, 1940)
Who Will be the First? More Random Thoughts of a Sleeper Awake
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQM5ybyiC5c Once again, with apologies to J. S. Bach, composer of Cantata no. 140, Sleepers Awake, these are my random thoughts of "Who Will be the First?" among nursology leaders while I was a sleeper awake one very early morning (see our first "sleepers awake" post: What if?). Here are my random "Who will be … Continue reading Who Will be the First? More Random Thoughts of a Sleeper Awake
What If? Random Thoughts of Sleepers Awake
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIOH2sCW13U With apologies to J. S. Bach, composer of Cantata no. 140, Sleepers Awake these are my random thoughts of "What If?" about our discipline while I was a sleeper awake one very early morning. What if Florence Nightingale (circa 1859) founded modern nursology (rather than nursing), titled her book, Nursology: What it is and … Continue reading What If? Random Thoughts of Sleepers Awake
Nursology think tanks, anyone?
Addendum Notice in ANS 1:3 (April 1979) of 2nd NTTT gathering What if we had a host of small nursology think tanks happening all over the world? Sound impossible? No, it is not impossible, and we have an historial model from which to build! As Jacqueline Fawcett observes in her reflections below, this Nursology blog … Continue reading Nursology think tanks, anyone?