The Discipline of Nursing: Moving Forward Boldly

Keynote address presented by Peggy Chinn at the Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing conference “Nursing Theory: A 50 Year Perspective, Past and Future” March 21-22, 2019.

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The focus of this Nursing Theory Conference concentrated on the disciplinary perspective of nursing, and the structure of nursing knowledge.  I was asked to challenge those in attendance to think in new ways about the focus of the discipline and to engage in a serious re-engagement with development of the discipline of nursing, based on our foundational values and perspectives.

About the author

Peggy L. Chinn (1941 – )

Peggy Chinn

Dr. Chinn is Professor Emerita of Nursing at the University of Connecticut. She is the founding Editor of Advances in Nursing Science and authors books and journal articles on nursing theory, feminism and nursing, the art of nursing, and nursing education. She is co-founder and web manager of the Nurse Manifest Project to inspire and empower grass-roots action by nurses to shape the future of nursing and health care based on nursing’s fundamental values. Her book and website focused on cooperative group process, Peace and Power, is grounded in critical feminist theory and nursing philosophy, and is recognized as a model for critical research methods, teaching and learning, and political action.



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