Category Archives: Health Care

Three January AJN “events”

The January issue of the American Journal of Nursing contains three items that I am thrilled to share with everyone!  First and second, the book titled  Philosophies and Practices of Emancipatory Nursing: Social Justice as Praxis edited by Paula N. Kagan, … Continue reading

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eBook now available – “A Feminist Legacy: The Ethics of Wilma Scott Heide and Company”

Back in the 1980’s, Charlene Eldridge Wheeler and I formed Margaretdaughters, Inc. – a feminist publishing company. Two of our books have major historical significance but they have long been out of print, even though it is possible to find … Continue reading

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Peace & Power and other blogs!

Just in case anyone wonders where I have been in the blog-0-sphere, here is a report — I now have about a dozen wordpress sites underway!  Admitedly, not all of these are active at all times, but they all demand … Continue reading

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Rebel Nurses!

Just in case you thought that this title is an oxymoron  – think again!  I just got off a google hangout with the group of nurses and nursing students who identify as such, and are in the last two weeks … Continue reading

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This caught my attention because last night in Chris Hayes’ inaugural “All In” show, he covered the story of Kevin Ware and the issue of exploitation of college athletes, which is amplified when college athletes face major injury and health … Continue reading

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The dawn of possibility for health care – meaning HEALTH – not just medical care

I admit it .. I am quite a fan of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Like a host of others I would prefer, of course, a single payer plan.  But this law is a great start. If it serves to … Continue reading

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Lavender Health – and the matter of marriage!

Today I posted an essay on Same-Sex Marriage and Health on the new LavenderHealth blog.  I hope that many folks who follow this blog will click over to “LavenderHealth” and add your comments to the discussion of this issue!  Several … Continue reading

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Dream of a Healing House

Many years ago I wrote an article that focused connections between on feminist thought and nursing.  The article opened with a “dream of a healing house” that continues draw commentary and response from folks all over the world.  So I … Continue reading

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Government, corporations, and the rest of us

Trying to sort out the political and civic events over the past month or so has given me a headache (how about you?)!  But I can’t turn away from what is happening – the stakes are way too high to … Continue reading

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Japan’s tragedy (or is it all of us??)

Yesterday Thomas Cox sent around a terrific commentary on what is happening in Japan, and with his permission, I am posting it here.  If you want to see the actual post on the Nurse-Philosophy list, go to this link: http://bit.ly/hUfKBM. But … Continue reading

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