1st Edition

Philosophies and Practices of Emancipatory Nursing Social Justice as Praxis

Edited By Paula N. Kagan, Marlaine C. Smith, Peggy L. Chinn Copyright 2014
    360 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    360 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    *** Awarded First Place in the 2015 AJN Book of the Year Award in two categories - "History and Public Policy" and "Professional Issues" ***

    This anthology presents the philosophical and practice perspectives of nurse scholars whose works center on promoting nursing research, practice, and education within frameworks of social justice and critical theories. Social justice nursing is defined by the editors as nursing practice that is emancipatory and rests on the principle of praxis which is practice aimed at attaining social justice goals and outcomes that improve health experiences and conditions of individuals, their communities, and society. There is a lack in the nursing discipline of resources that contain praxis approaches and there is a need for new concepts, models, and theories that could encompass scholarship and practice aimed at purposive reformation of nursing, other health professions, and health care systems. Chapters bridge critical theoretical frameworks and nursing science in ways that are understandable and useful for practicing nurses and other health professionals in clinical settings, in academia, and in research.

    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.

    Foreword  Joan M. Anderson.  Introduction  Paula N. Kagan, Marlaine C. Smith, and Peggy L. Chinn  Section I: Philosophical and Theoretical Considerations: Innovative Frameworks for Health  1. Problematizing Social Justice Discourses in Nursing  Annette J. Browne and Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham  2. Towards an "Ethics of Discomfort" in Nursing: Parrhesia as Fearless Speech  Amélie Perron, Trudy Rudge and Marilou Gagnon  3. Compassion, Biopower, and Nursing  Jane M. Georges  4. Social/Moral Justice From a Caring Science Cosmology  Jean Watson  5. No Hiding Place: The Search for Impermeable Boundaries  Beverly Malone  6. Nursing as Social Justice: A Case for Emancipatory Disciplinary Theorizing  Sally Thorne  Section II: Research Methodologies and Practices: Critical New Knowledge Development  7. Community-Based Collaborative Action Research: Giving Birth to Emancipatory Knowing  Margaret Dexheimer Pharris and Carol Pillsbury Pavlish  8. Social Justice Nursing and Children’s Rights: A Realist and Postmodern Intersectional Feminist Analysis of Nurses’ Reflections on Child Risk and Protection Within Domestic Violence  Nel Glass and Kierrynn Davis  9. The Identity, Research and Health Dialogic Interview: Its Significance for Social Justice-Oriented Research  Doris M. Boutain  10. Critical Research Methodologies and Social Justice Issues: A Methodological Example Using Photovoice  Robin A. Evans-Agnew, Marie-Anne Sanon and Doris M. Boutain  Section III: Pedagogy of Praxis: Teaching for Social Justice  11. Social Justice: From Educational Mandate to Transformative Core Value  Mary K. Canales and Denise J. Drevdahl  12. Anti-Colonial Pedagogy and Praxis: Unraveling Dilemmas and Dichotomies  C. Susana Caxaj and Helene Berman  13. "And That’s Going to Help Black Women How?": Storytelling and Striving to Stay True to the Task of Liberation in the Academy  JoAnne Banks  14. Social Justice in Nursing Pedagogy: A Postcolonial Approach to American Indian Health  Selina A. Mohammed  15. Human Violence Interventions: Critical Discourse Analysis Praxis  Debby A. Phillips  16. Teaching, Research and Service Synthesized as Postcolonial Feminist Praxis  Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu, Patricia E. Stevens and Peninnah M. Kako  Section IV: Critical Practice Approaches and Methodologies  17. Cultivating Relational Consciousness in Social Justice Practice  Gweneth Hartrick Doane  18. Facilitating Humanization: Liberating the Profession of Nursing from Institutional Confinement on Behalf of Social Justice  Danny Willis, Donna J. Perry, Terri LaCoursiere-Zucchero and Pamela Grace  19. Promoting Social Justice and Equity by Practicing Nursing to Address Structural Inequities and Structural Violence  Colleen Varcoe, Annette J. Browne and Laurie M. Cender  20. Military Sexual Trauma and Nursing Practice in the Veterans Administration  Ursula A. Kelly  21. Through a Sociopolitical Lens: The Relationship of Practice, Education, Research and Policy to Social Justice  Jill White  22. A Passion in Nursing for Justice: Toward Global Health Equity  Afaf I. Meleis and Caroline G. Glickman.  Afterword  Paula N. Kagan


    Paula N. Kagan is an Associate Professor at DePaul University.

    Peggy L. Chinn is Professor Emerita of Nursing at the University of Connecticut.

    Marlaine C. Smith is Dean and Helen K. Persson Eminent Scholar at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University.