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critical studies, digital media, documentary filmmaking, emancipatory inquiry, intersectionality, feminism, nursing history, nursing image, praxis



  1. Kagan, Paula N. PhD, RN


This article contextualizes my forthcoming study of a particular instance of resistance in nursing history, the Cassandra Radical Feminist Nurses Network, and examines how nursing history can be produced as public media to advance progressive ideas about nurses and transformative and emancipatory nursing and healthcare. It argues that nurse-generated documentary filmmaking is a natural extension of theory and practice, linking several disciplinary and conceptual fields to support a praxis that is situated at the intersection of nursing, critical theory, and the humanities.