Although most women find it difficult to provide care to an older family member, some women face additional challenges and health risks because the care recipient is abusive or aggressive toward them. This study tested a 12-week psychoeducative nursing intervention… Read moreAbuse of aging caregivers: test of a nursing intervention.
he purpose of this article is to describe the experiences of adult women who, when they were children, experienced the homicide of their mother by their father. Two qualitative interviews were conducted with a convenience sample of 31 women survivors… Read moreForgiveness, and other themes, in women whose fathers killed their mothers.
Grounded in a feminist perspective, a narrative analysis of letters written by Martha Lohmann, a nurse who served with the German Army on the Eastern Front in World War II, is undertaken. Utilizing “gaze” as a focus, an exploration of… Read moreNursing gaze of the Eastern Front in World War II: a feminist narrative analysis.
This philosophical analysis critically explores an archeology of militarism as an underpinning to multiple forms of violence, especially war. Deconstructing militarism and its discourses reveal it as a pervasive geographical, cultural, political, and psychological presence. New war technologies, related health… Read moreThe elephant in the room: critical reflections on militarism, war, and their health contingencies.
Although numbers of prison inmates are increasing rapidly, limited research addresses health-related conditions prevalent in prisons. Compelling reasons exist for prison research to address high rates of psychiatric, neurological, and other health-related conditions that may precipitate or result from incarceration,… Read moreEthical, regulatory, and investigator considerations in prison research.
There is little research guiding interventions to help old homebound women prepare to manage an intrusion event. During a phenomenological study of the experience of reaching help quickly, I compared intentions during a possible intrusion event for 9 women subscribing… Read moreContemplating what I would do if someone got in my house: intentions of older homebound women living alone.
Millions of youth in the United States are involved in some aspects of bullying behavior. Increasing rates of youth violence, including horrific violent school events, have brought national attention upon the phenomenon. Bullying is a broad construct that covers a… Read moreSexual bullying: addressing the gap between bullying and dating violence.
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how a particular narrative approach in nursing, namely the photo instrument can be connected with Ricoeur’s hermeneutic philosophy. Ricoeur’s concept of mimesis, when supplemented with the concept of performance, is shown relevant… Read morePhoto stories, Ricoeur, and experiences from practice: a hermeneutic dialogue.
Although environment is a core concept in nursing, it has had little theoretical or empirical attention, especially related to healing. This article explores the following aspects of the meaning of healing as they relate to environment as place: (a) healing… Read moreHome as place for healing.
Much of my career has focused on knowing and understanding human wholeness, developing praxis approaches for life patterning and healing, and inquiring into the lives of the women who have been abused as children and live with despair. Sensing the… Read moreAn essay on women, despair, and healing: a personal narrative.