Health Equity Research: A New, Ongoing Series in Nursing Research

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Lowe, John PhD, RN, FAAN
Nursing Research, January/February 2015, 64(1); p 1–2
doi: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000075

Health—the central focus of nursing practice and the key construct in the domain of nursing science— has been recognized by sages throughout human history as a special good that has intrinsic value to individuals and the groups they are part of as well as providing an instrumental resource for life (Anand, 2002). In good health, a sense of physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being is experienced, and valued activities of life can be pursued. In a just world, all people have an equitable opportunity for health. However, from practice and research, nurses, nursing scientists, and their colleagues know that the ideal of health equity is far from being met…

Keywords / Palabras clave: Nursing; Equity; Research;

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