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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164168
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Translating Social Justice into Public/Community Health CNS Practice
Author(s):
Bell, Sue Ellen
Author Details:
Sue Ellen Bell, PhD, APRN, BC, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the contemporary theories of social justice and demonstrate how they can be applied in CNS Public/Community Health Nursing Practice. Significance: Nursing leaders in Public/Community Health Nursing have identified social justice as one of the underpinnings of our practice. However, social justice and a method for applying it to practice have not been explicated. Background/Design: Health departments and agencies across the country are faced with budget cuts and downsizing of staff and programs. In these settings, advanced practice public/community health nurses are challenged to provide health care promotion and illness prevention to a growing population with ever decreasing resources. While it is well documented in the nursing literature that nurses in all settings face ethical conflicts regarding distribution of limited health care resources, little emphasis has been placed on nurses' knowledge of social justice theory and how application of different theories in practice may influence outcomes of care. Methods: This paper summarizes the current literature on social justice theory and describes how each theoretical approach to social justice leads to distinct nursing actions. Findings: In the Socratic spirit of "the unexamined life is not worth living," this paper's illustration of the various theories of social justice may help Public/Community Health CNSs to acknowledge what we mean when we say that our practice is founded in social justice and how our approach to practice reflects this knowledge. Conclusions: At a time when all educators, regardless of content area, are being questioned about their political leanings, it may be necessary for CNS educators in Public/Community Health Nursing to demonstrate the connection between the theoretical basis of our practice and the necessary political means for achieving our desired outcomes. Implications for Practice: In order to examine our application of social justice in practice, Public/Community Health CNSs must be able to clearly differentiate the practice implications of contemporary theories and articulate our public stance as promoters of social justice.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
CNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Quality
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Quality, held February 28-March 1 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTranslating Social Justice into Public/Community Health CNS Practiceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBell, Sue Ellenen_US
dc.author.detailsSue Ellen Bell, PhD, APRN, BC, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164168-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the contemporary theories of social justice and demonstrate how they can be applied in CNS Public/Community Health Nursing Practice. Significance: Nursing leaders in Public/Community Health Nursing have identified social justice as one of the underpinnings of our practice. However, social justice and a method for applying it to practice have not been explicated. Background/Design: Health departments and agencies across the country are faced with budget cuts and downsizing of staff and programs. In these settings, advanced practice public/community health nurses are challenged to provide health care promotion and illness prevention to a growing population with ever decreasing resources. While it is well documented in the nursing literature that nurses in all settings face ethical conflicts regarding distribution of limited health care resources, little emphasis has been placed on nurses' knowledge of social justice theory and how application of different theories in practice may influence outcomes of care. Methods: This paper summarizes the current literature on social justice theory and describes how each theoretical approach to social justice leads to distinct nursing actions. Findings: In the Socratic spirit of "the unexamined life is not worth living," this paper's illustration of the various theories of social justice may help Public/Community Health CNSs to acknowledge what we mean when we say that our practice is founded in social justice and how our approach to practice reflects this knowledge. Conclusions: At a time when all educators, regardless of content area, are being questioned about their political leanings, it may be necessary for CNS educators in Public/Community Health Nursing to demonstrate the connection between the theoretical basis of our practice and the necessary political means for achieving our desired outcomes. Implications for Practice: In order to examine our application of social justice in practice, Public/Community Health CNSs must be able to clearly differentiate the practice implications of contemporary theories and articulate our public stance as promoters of social justice.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:43:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:43:18Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Qualityen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Quality, held February 28-March 1 in Phoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_US
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