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About lisagoldberg2014

I am an Associate Professor and Caritas Coach in the School of Nursing, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS. My educational scholarship spans over 10 years and includes the mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students in nursing and other health-related disciplines. Using innovative feminist and queer phenomenological methodologies, my research examines the taken-for-granted and relational practices of nurses, primary care providers, and women in contexts of birth (and beyond) against the institutional landscape of gender, power, and heteronormativity. More recently, having completed the Caritas Coach Education Program through the Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI), my scholarship has integrated new strategies for more deeply understanding LGBTQ health in relation to its systemic invisibility within curricula and nursing education more broadly. This further builds on the potential integration of Caring Science as a way forward with respect to deepening nursing curricula, thus ensuring it critically questions the place of the situated-self in the nurse’s world. This returns nursing to its historical beginnings of health, healing and holism, offering a foundational ethic upon which to create a new ontology for nursing practice, research, and education. On a personal note, a few fun facts about me: I am obsessed with all things tea; live by choice without a vehicle or cellphone--perhaps the only remaining person in the western world to do so. I dream of London and taking tea with Dame Judi; I have a beautiful black fluffy cat named Petunia, and a niece of ten whom I adore. If I were not a nurse academic, I would own a tea shop--although I would worry about the amount of cake I would consume on a daily basis! And not too the surprise of those who know me well, I studied philosophy and modern dance prior to my life as a nurse.

Queer Birthing Practices and Feminist Phenomenology

Having spent much of my clinical practice as a perinatal nurse, working in the US and Canada, and being a member of the LGBTQ community, it is not surprising that one of my great passions as an educator and researcher … Continue reading

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