How has liberation theology influenced my practice?

Chung Yee Zenobia Chan

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In this paper, I would like to share with readers some concepts from liberation theology in relation to Christian nursing. First, I present liberation theology to explore its concepts and how they can shed light on Christian nursing. I introduce liberation theology and discuss the three concepts of relevance to Christian nursing: emancipatory knowing, contextual mindedness and socioeconomic inequality. Two case studies will be described to revisit the importance of building a rapport, learning the patient's story in a humble and respectful way, and addressing the social inequality and heath disparity of which we should be aware in a patient-nurse encounter. The possibility for collaboration between theologians and Christian nurses should be further explored in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-335
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Practice
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2011


  • Christian nursing
  • Contextual mindedness
  • Liberation theology
  • Nursing practice
  • Social inequality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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