1. Springer, Rusla Anne PhD
  2. Kent-Wilkinson, Arlene PhD
  3. Ewashen, Carol PhD
  4. Ali, Ruth MN


In the 2010 July-September issue of Advances in Nursing Science, Perron et al offered a persuasive and substantive account of the troubling incursion of military speech into nursing practice and education. The article proved contentious, resulting in accusations of fallacious misrepresentation. This article extends the philosophical debate initiated by Perron et al on the militarization of nursing and the war on terror and offers the perspectives of members of a philosophical discussion group who took up the challenge to engage in critical debate and dialogue on the ways in which external organizations penetrate nursing education, practice, and knowledge.