Philosophies and Practices of Emancipatory Nursing
Social Justice as Praxis
Edited by Paula N. Kagan, Marlaine C. Smith, Peggy L. Chinn
Routledge – 2014 – 320 pages
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 NursingAnnette 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 ViolenceNel 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 DichotomiesC. 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. AfterwordPaula 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.