The Hybrid 25th International Nursing Philosophy Conference

Join the UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing Center for Nursing Philosophy in association with the International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS) for the first-ever hybrid 25th International Nursing Philosophy Conference.

This year’s theme is “What has philosophy ever done for nursing anyway?”

This hybrid, multidisciplinary conference will showcase the generative relations between philosophy and nursing through a series of invited keynote speakers and panel events. Cutting-edge peer-reviewed abstract panels on current scholarship and ideas in nursing philosophy will also be featured.

Review the information below and register to attend on Aug. 17-19, 2022 in Irvine, California, USA.

Learn more about the conference

View all of the conference presentations, keynotes and abstracts on Padlet.

View the video below to watch the conference in chronological order. The playlist is also available on the UCI Nursing YouTube channel.

Wednesday, Aug. 17


Continuity as Patterning: A Practice-based Approach to Continuity

Martha S. Feldman, PhD, distinguished professor of urban planning and public policy, Johnson chair for civic governance and public management, University of California Irvine, USA

Invited panel

What nursing chooses not to know: Practices of epistemic silence/silencing

Thursday, Aug. 18


Care in nursing as a contested concept? A Bergsonian perspective.

Keith Robinson, PhD, professor of philosophy, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA

Friday, Aug. 19


Is theoretical anti-humanism a way to be human in the 21st century? Considerations for nursing.

Olga Petrovskaya, PhD, RN, assistant professor, University of Victoria, Canada

Contact Miriam Bender with any questions.



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