Reflections on experience researching LGBT health

September 29, 2014



Our current featured article titled “Enhancing our Understanding of Emancipatory Nursing: A Reflection on the Use of Critical Feminist Methodologies” by Judith Ann MacDonnell, PhD, RN, provides a rare glimpse in to the life of a researcher.  Dr. MacDonnell’s reflections are particularly significant given the focus on her scholarship – LGBT health.  Dr. MacDonnell shared […]

When the Unimaginable is Real

September 19, 2014



Dilmi S. Aluwihare-Samaranayake, MSN, MBA, author of our current featured article titled “Representations, Forbidden Representations, and the Unrepresentable Creating Visibility for Mapping Emancipatory and Transformative Nursing Praxis,” brings to light the plight of people who suffer unimaginable suffering and harm.  She proposes that our inability, even unwillingness, to represent these horrific experiences in written and […]

Spirituality and Social Justice

September 8, 2014



In the current ANS featured article, author Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, PhD, RN explores an area of scholarship that is rare in nursing literature – the interplay between social justice, religion, spirituality, health, and nursing. The article is titled “Nursing Research on Religion and Spirituality Through a Social Justice Lens.” Dr. Reimer-Kirkham uses the critical perspectives of postcolonial […]

Literary Analysis of Global Female Identity, Health, and Equity

August 30, 2014


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We are now featuring the article titled “A Literary Analysis of Global Female Identity, Health, and Equity” by Teresa L. Hagan, BSN, BA, RN and Susan M. Cohen, PhD, APRN.  This article summarizes the narratives of 4 female protagonists from popular novels to identify similarities between their personal and contextualized experiences. Based on their analysis, […]

New Issue Topic for 2016: Women & Girls!

August 28, 2014


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For everyone whose scholarship addresses health and health care for women and girls – this is for you!  We have just scheduled ANS 39:2 to focus on “Women & Girls!”  The due date for manuscripts is October 15, 2015, so you have ample time to plan your submission for this issue!  Here is the issue […]

Towards Justice in Health

August 19, 2014


Adeline Falk-Rafael

Our current featured article is by one of nursing’s prominent scholars advocating for social justice in nursing and health care – Adeline Falk-Rafael, PhD, RN, FAAN.  For this article, she and her colleague Patricia A Bradley, PhD, MEd,RN report a critical contextual analysis of 6 issues of a magazine published by “Nurses for Social Responsibility” […]

The Imperative to Confront Inequitable Access to Health Care

August 12, 2014



In the current Editor’s Pick article, author Deanna Bickford, MN, RN challenges nurses to take a leadership role in confronting inequitable access to health care.  She believes that doing so is achievable to the extent that nurses draw on the diversity reflected in nursing’s fundamental patterns of knowing.  In her article, “Postcolonial Theory, Nursing Knowledge, and […]


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