13th Philosophy in the Nurse’s World & 23rd International Philosophy of Nursing Conference – Victoria, BC – August 18-20, 2019

CONFERENCE THEME – Thinking about Ideas in Nursing

Conference Dates: August 18-20, 2019

Early Bird Registration deadline:  June 21, 2019


Inn at Laurel Point
680 Montreal Street
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Abstract submission deadline:  February 28, 2019


The aim of this conference is to provide an opportunity for nurses and philosophers to think about nursing practice; to think about the ideas that lie behind nursing actions.

Questions that might be posed include:

  • What is the relationship between various complex ideas (e.g. theories, models) and nursing practice?
  • How are and/or should nursing ideas be collected, organized, and changed?
  • How is excellence or the lack thereof in nursing understood, measured, and assessed?
  • How do our ideas about the nurse’s world impact that world?
  • When, and how, do ideas get adopted or rejected in nursing?
  • Why do some ideas become established in nursing while others fade over time?
  • What can philosophers learn about knowledge, thought, and ideas from the nurse’s world?


Abstracts addressing any aspect of the relationship between nursing and philosophy are now invited.  Abstracts addressing the specific theme of Thinking about Ideas in Nursing are particularly welcome.       

Notification of abstract accepted by: March 21, 2019