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About the Journal

Witness: The Canadian Journal of Critical Nursing Discourse  is a Canadian Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Nursing Journal.

We currently publish twice a year

We are a collective of registered nurses whose practice, research, teaching and way of being is rooted in social justice.

We embrace the open access movement and seek to further dismantle multiple systemic barriers to knowledge dissemination.

We invite critical nursing discourse rooted in Social Justice, Advocacy, Power, Justice, Intersectionality, and Critical Social Theory.

We welcome & embrace plurality in criticality.

The Editorial Collective welcomes submissions that are language-based and/or arts-informed.

And we welcome nursing students to consider submitting works they are engaged in concerning social justice and advocacy.


Current Issue

Vol. 3 No. 2 (2021): Nursing (on) a Sick Planet: Critical Consciousness and Action in a Time of Planetary Decline

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2021 Vol 3(2)

Nursing (on) a Sick Planet:  Critical Consciousness and Action in a Time of Planetary Decline

The Canadian Journal of Critical Nursing Discourse is pleased to announce a special issue exploring Nursing’s role in sustainability and planetary health. As one of the largest and most trusted professional workforces in Canada, nurses can have significant influence in climate change discourse and action. It has long been within the nurses’ professional mandate to address issues concerning environmental health and today, that mandate extends to sustainability, climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. Through critical consciousness raising, action and system transformation, Nurses and nursing can and must work to affect meaningful and sustained change.




Published: 2021-12-18
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