Patterns of Knowing and Being in the COVIDicene: An Epistemological and Ontological Reckoning for Posthumans

Brandon Blaine Brown, Jessica Dillard-Wright, Jane Hopkins-Walsh, Chloe O.R. Littzen, Timothea Vo

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Abstract

The crucible of the COVIDicene distills critical issues for nursing knowledge as we navigate our dystopian present while unpacking our oppressive past and reimagining a radical future. Using Barbara Carper's patterns of knowing as a jumping-off point, the authors instigate provocations around traditional disciplinary theorizing for how to value, ground, develop, and position knowledge as nurses. The pandemic has presented nurses with opportunities to shift toward creating a more inclusive and just epistemology. Moving forward, we propose an unfettering of the patterns of knowing, centering emancipatory knowing, ultimately resulting in liberating the patterns from siloization, cocreating justice for praxis.

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • COVIDicene
  • emancipatory knowing
  • epistemology
  • new materialism
  • nursing knowledge
  • ontology
  • patterns of knowing
  • posthumanism
  • rhizome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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