I had to re-blog this post because I wonder if we nurses will ever be in charge of our own profession. Read it and watch the video The Politics of Caring.
Let me know your thoughts.
Radical nurses are back, or perhaps they never left and are just becoming more visible, more organized. The photo here is of my nurse’s cap-wearing trained seal mascot given to me by a friend in nursing school–who promptly dropped out of school because she was too radical for them.
There is the Radical Nurse on Facebook (aka Rebekah Dubrosky, RN) who says of herself, “Radical nurse goes to graduate school with hopes of starting a nursing revolution!” Her profile photo is of the formidable radical nurse and mother of public health nursing, Lillian Wald. Ms. Dubrosky is a doctoral student in the College of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee. She just published a very good article “Iris Young’s Five Faces of Oppression Applied to Nursing” (Nursing Forum vol 48(3):205-210, July/Sept 2013).
There is the newly-formed Rebellious Nursing! group, which had its first national conference this past fall in…
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I hope this group can get somewhere. Other nursing organizations have made some inroads, but not enough. I hate the idea of same old, same old, but the situation of nurses today sounds too much like my situation fifty years ago. Sad.
Yes I agree. We need nurses to take charge of their own practice and it may have to be through radical behavior.