Examining the historical context of healthcare whilst focusing on building a more just, equitable world, this book proposes a radical imagination for nursing and presents possibilities for speculative futures embracing queer, feminist, posthuman, and abolitionist frames.

Bringing together radical and emancipatory perspectives from an international selection of authors, this book reflects on the realities created by the COVID-19 pandemic, recognizing that our situation is not new but the result of ongoing hegemonies and injustices. The authors attend to the history of nursing and related institutions, examining the assumptions, ideologies, and discourses that shape the discipline and its place within healthcare. They explore the impact of this context on contemporary nursing and look at alternative visions for the future. The final section specifically focuses on ways that we can move forward.

Envisioning new possibilities for nursing, this innovative volume is a vital resource for practitioners, scholars and students keen to promote social justice within and without nursing. It is an important contribution to nursing theory, philosophy and history.

chapter |7 pages


ByJess Dillard-Wright, Jane Hopkins-Walsh, Brandon Brown

part I|50 pages

Towards a Re/Visioned History for Nursing

part II|75 pages

A Critical Understanding of the Present

chapter 4|14 pages

For Whom Does the Alarm Bell Toll? On Nursing Identity and Revolution

ByCandace Burton, Dave Holmes, Danisha Jenkins, Jon McIntyre

chapter 5|18 pages

imagining afFIRMative futures for nursing

ByJamie Smith, Eva Willis

chapter 7|25 pages

Metastatic Growth: The Health Care Industry's Increasing Contribution to the Plasticene

ByEmmanuel Christian Tedjasukmana

part III|67 pages

A Radical Imagination for Nursing

part IV|62 pages

Getting There: Speculative Paths for the Present/Future

chapter 11|15 pages

Horizons: Shifting the Gaze and Topography of Nursing Education

ByDaJanae Gresham-Ryder, Venika Marwaha, Claire Valderama-Wallace

chapter 13|15 pages

Posthuman Pedagogy: Metamorphosing Nursing Education for a Dying Planet

ByBrandon Blaine Brown

chapter 14|12 pages

#AbolishNursing: An Ethics for Creating Safer Realities

ByEm Rabelais