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. The book will interest the growing number of nurse scholars, educators, students, and practitioners dedicated to non-traditional perspectives such as critical social theory, critical feminisms, intersectionality, post-colonial discourse, American Pragmatism, and transformative and caring nursing theories as underlying frameworks for practice, research, and pedagogy. 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.
1. Representations, Forbidden Representations and the Unrepresentable: Creating Visibility for Mapping Emancipatory and Transformative Nursing Praxis 2. And that's Going to help Black Women How? Striving to Stay True to the Task of Liberation in the Academy 3. Critical Feminist Pedagogy and Praxis: Unraveling Dilemmas and Dichotomies 4. Critical Discourse Analysis as a Research Methodology Using Demographic Survey Interviewing 5. Inter-Organizational Connections to Promote Sustainable Social Justice Praxis 6. Problematizing Social Justice Discourses in Nursing 7. Environmental Health Disparities: The Silent Imposition of Risk on the Poor 8. Social Justice: An Educational Mandate, An Educational Approach 9. Social Justice as a Signifier in Emancipatory and Critical Nursing Theory and Research 10. Social Justice Nursing: A Deeply Personal Process? 11. The 'Just Culture' Algorithm 12. Critical Discourse Analysis as a Research Methodology with Photovoice 13. Toward Justice in Health: An Exemplar of Nurses Speaking Truth to Power 14. Social Justice Nursing and Children's Rights: A Realist and Postmodern Feminist Analysis of Nurses' Reflections on Child Risk and Protection within the Context of Domestic Violence 15. Creating a Caring Science Curriculum: An Emancipatory Pedagogy for Nursing 16. Military Sexual Trauma and Nursing Practice in the Veterans Administration 17. Oppression and Horizontal Violence 18. A Conceptual Framework that Situates Nurses' Lives as Lesbian Health Advocates 19. Social Justice and Rural and Remote Nursing Praxis 20. Transitions Theory and Post-colonial Feminism: Contradictory or Complimentary? 21. Using Social Justice in Nursing Education on American Indian Health 22. Towards an 'Ethics of Discomfort' in Nursing: Parrhesia as Fearless Speech 23. Education, Research, and Practice from a Critical Poststructural Psychoanalytic Discourse Analysis Perspective 24. Searching for Social Justice and Emancipatory Nursing: Relational Caring Complexity Theory 25. Critical Refractions: Nursing research in Religion and Spirituality through a Social Justice Lens 26. Trans-nationalism as a Research Methodology with Photovoice 27. Liberatory Knowledge and Discourses of Social Justice in Nursing 28. Nursing as Social Justice: A Case for the Emancipatory Thrust of Conventional Theorizing 29. Promoting Social Justice and Equity by Practicing Nursing to Address Structural Inequities and Structural Violence 30. Social/Moral Justice from a Caring Science Lens