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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/616207
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Emancipatory Nursing Praxis: A Theory of Social Justice in Nursing
Other Titles:
Grounded Theory in Nursing
Author(s):
Walter, Robin R.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Chi
Author Details:
Robin R. Walter, RN, rwalter@barry.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 24, 2016: Purpose: The purpose of this international qualitative, constructivist grounded theory study was to generate a middle-range theory of social justice specific to the discipline of nursing. The primary research question was, "What are the critical factors shaping nurse professionals' perceptions and attitudes about their role in social justice?" Related questions included, "How do nurse professionals come to know and practice social justice?" and, "What processes do nurse professionals use to identify the contexts in which they will engage in social justice?" Methods: The methods employed in the study were consistent with the constructivist, grounded theory methodology articulated by Charmaz (2014). Semi-structured, individual interviews were conducted to collect data from English-speaking nurses internationally who self-identified as engaging in social justice. Data segments from the interviews were coded, categorized, and analyzed for conceptual relationships. Theoretical sampling was used to develop and saturate the conceptual categories and themes identified from the interviews. The conceptual relationships were developed into a substantive theory to explain the role of nurse professionals' engagement in social justice. A focus group of seven nurse experts in social justice was used to confirm the conceptual categories and the theory. Results: Emancipatory Nursing Praxis was the basic social process co-constructed from the voices of nurses internationally who engaged in social justice. The implementing processes?becoming, awakening, engaging, and transforming? comprised the non-linear, non-hierarchical social process that concomitantly determined Emancipatory Nursing Praxis.' Two conditional contexts, relational and reflexive, framed and influenced the process. The theoretical framework provides an in-depth understanding of nurse engagement in social justice. Conclusion: 'Four major interpretive conclusions emerged from the study findings: (a) this study was primarily informed by the voice of White, middle-class privilege; (b) there was a notable absence of professional nursing education and organizational support in the development of the nurse?s role in social justice; (c) Emancipatory Nursing Praxis emerged as a transformative learning theory characterized by reflection-in action, and paradigmatically grounded in the critical philosophical tradition; and, (d) the advocacy role in nursing practice is expanded to include the social justice role of ally.
Keywords:
social justice; emancipatory nursing praxis; grounded theory
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2016
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2016 ; 13-Jul-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC16K05; INRC16K05
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
27th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Description:
Theme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policy

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleEmancipatory Nursing Praxis: A Theory of Social Justice in Nursingen
dc.title.alternativeGrounded Theory in Nursingen
dc.contributor.authorWalter, Robin R.en
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Chien
dc.author.detailsRobin R. Walter, RN, rwalter@barry.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/616207-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 24, 2016: Purpose: The purpose of this international qualitative, constructivist grounded theory study was to generate a middle-range theory of social justice specific to the discipline of nursing. The primary research question was, "What are the critical factors shaping nurse professionals' perceptions and attitudes about their role in social justice?" Related questions included, "How do nurse professionals come to know and practice social justice?" and, "What processes do nurse professionals use to identify the contexts in which they will engage in social justice?" Methods: The methods employed in the study were consistent with the constructivist, grounded theory methodology articulated by Charmaz (2014). Semi-structured, individual interviews were conducted to collect data from English-speaking nurses internationally who self-identified as engaging in social justice. Data segments from the interviews were coded, categorized, and analyzed for conceptual relationships. Theoretical sampling was used to develop and saturate the conceptual categories and themes identified from the interviews. The conceptual relationships were developed into a substantive theory to explain the role of nurse professionals' engagement in social justice. A focus group of seven nurse experts in social justice was used to confirm the conceptual categories and the theory. Results: Emancipatory Nursing Praxis was the basic social process co-constructed from the voices of nurses internationally who engaged in social justice. The implementing processes?becoming, awakening, engaging, and transforming? comprised the non-linear, non-hierarchical social process that concomitantly determined Emancipatory Nursing Praxis.' Two conditional contexts, relational and reflexive, framed and influenced the process. The theoretical framework provides an in-depth understanding of nurse engagement in social justice. Conclusion: 'Four major interpretive conclusions emerged from the study findings: (a) this study was primarily informed by the voice of White, middle-class privilege; (b) there was a notable absence of professional nursing education and organizational support in the development of the nurse?s role in social justice; (c) Emancipatory Nursing Praxis emerged as a transformative learning theory characterized by reflection-in action, and paradigmatically grounded in the critical philosophical tradition; and, (d) the advocacy role in nursing practice is expanded to include the social justice role of ally.en
dc.subjectsocial justiceen
dc.subjectemancipatory nursing praxisen
dc.subjectgrounded theoryen
dc.date.available2016-07-13T11:07:03Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T11:07:03Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.name27th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationCape Town, South Africaen
dc.descriptionTheme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policyen
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