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Teaching Social Justice

Fahrenwald, Nancy L. PhD, RN

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Social justice is a core nursing value and the foundation of public health nursing. Social justice ideology requires nursing students to uphold moral, legal, and humanistic principles related to health. As such, teaching social justice requires a basis in moral developmental theory. In addition, teaching social justice demands action beyond classroom pedagogy. The author describes how social justice is taught within a baccalaureate program. A social justice project is described and examples are provided.

Author’s affiliation: Undergraduate Curriculum Chairperson, College of Nursing, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD.

Corresponding author: Nancy L. Fahrenwald, PhD, RN, Undergraduate Curriculum Chairperson, College of Nursing, South Dakota State University, Box 2275, Brookings, SD 57007 (Nancy_Fahrenwald@sdstate.edu).

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