Historically, bioethics began centuries ago as both a pastoral and theological enterprise within religious traditions. It was pastoral in the sense that clergy would address the questions of right and wrong, good and evil, in relation to questions of uncertainty among the faithful. It was a theological enterprise in the sense that the theologians would … Continue reading Cheap Forgiveness
Guidelines on Inclusive Language and Images in Scholarly Communication
The Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications has published their latest toolkit - this one focusing on language! This is a must-see toolkit for everyone, but it is particularly essential for nurses who are writing anything, anywhere - from nurses notes, to clinical summaries, to presentations, to reports, and any form of scholarly … Continue reading Guidelines on Inclusive Language and Images in Scholarly Communication
Does Informed Consent Exist for Black Patients?
Contributor: Harriet Omondi MSN, APRN, FNP Systemic racism and racial inequality are two concepts that are deeply ingrained in American history. These two issues come up in every single presidential election where candidates compete for the minority vote by promising reparations for black people and an end to systemic racism. Research has repeatedly revealed that … Continue reading Does Informed Consent Exist for Black Patients?
Theorizing as Emancipatory Action; Emancipatory Action as Theorizing
Over the past year those of us managing the Nursology.net website have experienced two unintended consequences - growing awareness of the importance of fundamental nursing/ public health knowledge and action, and the imperative to examine the structural and interpersonal dynamics of racism. As the web manager of this Nursology.net site as well as the NurseManifest.com … Continue reading Theorizing as Emancipatory Action; Emancipatory Action as Theorizing
Guest post: The privilege of agency: The political shortcomings of nursing theory
Contributor: Mike Taylor The four metaparadigm concepts of nursing knowledge have been human beings, environment, health and nursing process; with the state of the person at the center of the definition and achievement of health goals. The idea that an individual has the wherewithal, not only in name but also but also in action, to … Continue reading Guest post: The privilege of agency: The political shortcomings of nursing theory
Allies and Advocates – Transforming Cultural Competence
Contributors: Jennifer Weitzel, Jeneile Luebke, Linda Wesp, Maria Del Carmen Graf, Ashley Ruiz, Anne Dressel, & Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu The murder of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor has prompted a wake-up call to reflect on the pervasive issue of structural racism. As a nation created through histories of colonization and slavery, these murders—among countless others—have acted as … Continue reading Allies and Advocates – Transforming Cultural Competence
Guest Post – Nursing’s call to action to address the social determinants of health
Guest contributors: Kelli DePriest, PhD, RNPaul Kuehnert, DNP, RN, FAAN Teddie Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN Recently, several Expert Panels of the American Academy of Nursing collaborated to draft a new conceptual framework and consensus statement related to social determinants of health. The year-long endeavor integrated the thoughts and expertise of 15 nursing leaders. The outcome of … Continue reading Guest Post – Nursing’s call to action to address the social determinants of health
Guest post: The Role of Nurses and Women’s Health Advocates in Advancing a Social Justice Agenda in the Current Climate: The Case of Wisconsin
Contributors (see bios below) Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu, PhD, RN; Jeneile Luebke, PhD, RN; Carolyn Eichner, PhD; Kaboni Gondwe, PhD, RN; Diane Schadewald, DNP, RN; Peninnah Kako, PhD, RN; Jacqueline Callari-Robinson, BSN, RN; Brittany Ochoa-Nordstrum;Nicole Weiss; Jacqueline Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN As nursing professionals and women’s health advocates, we have watched in disbelief events unfolding in Barron … Continue reading Guest post: The Role of Nurses and Women’s Health Advocates in Advancing a Social Justice Agenda in the Current Climate: The Case of Wisconsin