1. Explain the concept of emancipatory knowing.What are your thoughts and feelings as you read this document? Find one sentence in the document that you believe to be true for you.
2. Analyze ways in which language reflects and creates ideologies and systems of dominance and control.
3. Analyze the distinctions among praxis, critical thinking, problemsolving,
and reflective practice.
4. Describe the historical roots of emancipatory knowledge development in nursing.
5. Describe the accomplishments of early nurse activists and leaders whose work reflected emancipatory knowing.
6. Explore the emancipatory perspective, critical problems, and envisioned changes that contemporary nurse scholars have
7. Explain the creative processes of critiquing and imagining in the development of emancipatory knowledge.
8. Describe the traits of a critical emancipatory perspective.
9. Explain how praxis achieves authentication of emancipatory knowledge.
Read the Nursing Manifesto at the following URL:
What are your thoughts and feelings as you read this document? Find one sentence in the document that you believe to be true
for you. Why is this statement important to you? What does it mean to you?
2. Identify an idea in the document that you do not believe to be true but that you wish were true of your experience in nursing.
a.What would need to happen to make this a reality in your experience?
b.What can you do to bring about this reality?
3. What ideas in the document do you disagree with or do you find to not be realistic? Why?
4. Watch an old episode of Ozzie & Harriet or another family sitcom from a similar time period, or review the ads in an older
issue of the American Journal of Nursing (i.e., from before 1950). Critique and discuss how the sitcom or the ads reflect
hegemonic ideas about the people living during that time period.