Editors: Paula N. Kagan, PhD, RN; Marlaine C. Smith, RN, PhD, AHN-BC, FAAN; Peggy L. Chinn, RN, PhD, FAAN
Year First Published – 2014
2015 AJN Book of the Year Awards in two categories – Professional Issues, and History & Public Policy.
This anthology presents original writings of nurse scholars whose works center on
In this book, nurses’ ideas and knowledge development efforts are not limited to problems and solutions emerging from the dominant discourse or traditions. The authors offer innovative ways to work towards establishing alternative forms of knowledge, capable of capturing both the roots and complexity of contemporary problems as distributed across a diversity of people and communities. It fills a significant gap in the literature and makes an exceptional contribution as a collection of new writings from some of the foremost nursing scholars whose works are informed by critical frameworks.
Kagan, P. N., Smith, M. C., & Chinn, P. L. (Eds.). (2014). Philosophies and Practices of Emancipatory Nursing: Social Justice as Praxis. Routledge.
Paula N Kagan
Dr. Kagan is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, DePaul University
Chicago where she teaches graduate courses in theory, ethics, policy, and research – all from intersectional, critical feminist, and postcolonial perspectives. She is an affiliated faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies, acting as Interim Chair of that Department in 2014 and 2015. Dr. Kagan developed and taught courses that reflect social justice tenets such as Women’s Health, Health at the Margins, and Lesbian Health Matters. She also taught epidemiology from critical perspectives including a course in the narratives of epidemiology for DePaul’s Honors Program. Dr. Kagan received the Illinois Board of Higher Education Nurse Educator Fellowship Award and the DePaul University Humanities Center Fellowship for her analysis of documentary filmmaking as nursing praxis. She was also a recipient of The OpEd Project Fellowship.
Dr. Kagan has authored articles and chapters on listening, nursing philosophy, radical nurses, innovations in research, creating change, and health policy in addition to policy position papers on issues such as medicinal cannabis, midwifery, and pain management. Dr. Kagan and her co-authors, Marlaine Smith and Peggy Chinn published the only anthology in nursing on social justice: Philosophies and Practices of Emancipatory Nursing: Social Justice as Praxis. This important book won the prestigious 2015 AJN Book of the Year Award in two categories. While specifically committed to social justice, Dr. Kagan has multifaceted experience in the hospital, the community, and the health insurance industry working in diverse areas such as psychiatry, drug dependence, women’s health, cancer clinical trials and reproductive endocrinology. She maintains an assiduous critique of American health care.
Dr. Smith has been Dean and Helen K. Persson Eminent Scholar at Florida Atlantic
Peggy L. Chinn (1941 – )
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.