Until August 6, IPONS members are voting on the Treasurer and two positions on the Executive Committee. Learn about the candidates on our 2020 IPONS Election page. If you are a member of IPONS, you should have already received an email from Mark Risjord, Secretary, with a ballot link.
On April 20, 2020 a 12-hour Twitter conference was held, organized by a group of innovative nurse scholars, prolific Tweeters and change makers. The conference title was Nursing Mutual Aid 2020. According to the website, the group was “co-created by nurses & midwives to support mutual aid, to foster global connections, & to amplify new… Continue reading Innovative Virtual Nursing Conference Held on Twitter During Pandemic
Nursing Literature Reviews: A Reflection by Martin Lipscombe Literature reviews are undertaken by students, researchers, clinicians and educationalists – that is, almost all nurses. Despite much excellent work, exploring the assumptions and practices that constitute searching for and reviewing literature has merit, and prompting those who undertake these activities to think critically about what it… Continue reading New Book of Interest
This new book by Ann Gallagher looks to be of great interest to those of us interested in nursing and philosophy. The path to good caregiving can be challenging. How can we respond ethically when there is pressure to meet targets, work faster and implement quick fixes?This book offers a solution in the form of… Continue reading Slow Ethics and the Art of Care by Ann Gallagher
We are very sorry to announce the sad news that Professor Steven Edwards died on 21st April following a short illness. Steve was a founding member of IPONS and the inaugural chair of the society. A Professor of Nursing Philosophy at the University of Swansea, Steve made a profound contribution to nursing philosophy in the… Continue reading In Memoriam: Steven Edwards
An amusing and interesting project from the Gapminder Foundation, which aims to eliminate ignorance with a fact-based worldview that everyone can understand. The Ignorance Project started in order to investigate what the public know and don’t know about basic global patterns and macro-trends. They use surveys to ask representative groups of people simple questions about… Continue reading The Ignorance Project – a fact-based worldview
The Economist discusses whether we can improve the way we die. As medicine transforms the way terminal patients are cared for, do we risk sacrificing what really matters in the name of survival? The Economist’s global public policy editor, John McDermott, speaks to surgeon and author Atul Gawande about making the inevitable palatable. Listen to… Continue reading The Economist Podcast: Can We Improve The Way We Die?