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Anne Hughes Bishop



Anne Hughes Bishop
RN, M.Ed., MSN, Ed.D

Contact information
Telephone: 434 384-9123
E-Mail abbishop@adelphia.net

Anne H. Bishop is the founding chair of the department of nursing and professor of nursing emeritus at Lynchburg College in Virginia, where she taught psychiatric-mental health nursing and history and philosophy of nursing.

Professional Organization Involvement
Dr. Bishop has been active throughout her career in professional nursing organizations such as the American Nurses Association and the Virginia Nurses Association, where she received the Outstanding Member Award in 1976 and the Nancy Vance Award in 1990. She held numerous committee chair position with the Virginia Nurses Association and at the local level. She served as President of the Virginia League for Nursing, 1981 - 83; the Virginia Society of Professional Nurses where she served as Vice-President, 1989 - 91 and the Society for Education in Psychiatric Nursing. She served on the Virginia State Board of Nursing 1974 - 78 and served as secretary 1976 - 78.

Community Involvement
Dr. Bishop is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Free Clinic of Central Virginia, Inc., where she served as Secretary 1987-97 and President 2001 and Acting Director for four months in 2002. She has filled multiple roles including volunteer nurse and educator since the Free Clinic was founded in 1987.

In 2003, Dr. Bishop was presented a Humanitarian of the Year Award by the National Conference of Community and Justice (NCCJ) for her work at the Free Clinic of Central Virginia, Inc.

Dr. Bishop has co-authored seven books with Dr. John R. Scudder, Jr., Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Lynchburg College (see below). In addition, they have authored the following the following articles in professional nursing journals.
(1999). “A Philosophical Interpretation of Nursing.” Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing 13:1. 17-27.
(1999). "Nursing: Phenomenology in Nursing." in The Encyclopedia of Phenomenology. Kluwer Academic Publications.
(1997). Nursing as a Practice Rather than an Art or a Science," Nursing Outlook 45:82-5.
(1997). "A Phenomenological Interpretation of Holistic Nursing." Journal of Holistic Nursing. 15:2 . 103-111.
(1997). "On Being a Neighbor." Journal of Christian Nursing 14:5. 9-12.
(1996). "The Nature of Nursing : Natural or Conventional in Truth in Nursing Inquiry. Edited by June F. Kikuchi, Helen Simmons, and Donna M. Romyn. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
(1996). "And Gina Sews: A Tribute to Virginia Henderson 1898-1996." Advances in Nursing Science. 19(1).
(1995). "Nursing: Nursing as a Profession." (1995) in The Encyclopedia of Bioethics, revised edition. Edited by Warren T. Reich. New York: Macmillan.
(1995) "Nursing: Theories and Philosophy of." in The Encyclopedia of Bioethics Revised Edition. Edited by Warren T. Reich. New York: Macmillan.
(1995) "The Relationship Between Philosophy and Practice." In A. Omery, C. Kasper, G. Page, (Eds.), In Search of Nursing Science. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
(1991). "Dialogical Caring and Nursing Practice," in P. Chinn, An Anthology of Caring. New York: National League for Nursing.
(1990). "Recovering the Moral Sense of Health Care from Academic Reification," in Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (Ed.) Analecta Husserliana XXXI. Dordrecht-Boston. D. Reidel Publishing Co.
(1990) "Nursing Education as Authentic Nursing Care," in Jean Watson and Madeleine Leininger (Eds.) The Caring Imperative in Education. New York: National League for Nursing.
(1987). "Nursing Ethics in an Age of Controversy, Advances in Nursing Science 9:3.
(1986). "The Moral Sense and Health Care," in Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (Ed.)
Moral Sense in the Communal Significance of Life, Analecta Husserliana, XX: (pp. 125-158). Dordrecht-Boston: D. Reidel Publishing Co.
(1985). “The Foundation of Health Care: Natural or Human," The Humanistic Psychologist 13: 3, 10-18.


Dr. Bishop has a new book that was published in February 2005, "Voices of Despair and Hope: Putting a Face on Homosexuality" .  (Amazon)


Available Publications

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Title: Nursing: The Practice of Caring
Author(s): Anne H. Bishop, EdD, RN, Lynchburg College, Virginia, John R. Scudder, Lynchburg College of Virginia
ISBN: 0887375375
Price: $37.95 US


Nursing: The Practice of Caring
Nursing takes a practicalist turn as the authors explore answers to the question: Will nursing continue to be viewed as an applied science, or will its reinterpretation as a caring practice be fully realized? By overvaluing medical science, particularly in the nursing diagnosis movement, scholars have inadvertently distorted nursing practice. Nursing is a caring practice that transcends the limits of technology. This thoughtful book will inspire discussions of ethics, issues and trends, and theory and research.
ISBN: 0887375375
Cover: Paperback
Copyright: 1991

Beyond Friendship and Eros: Unrecognized Relationships Between Men and Women (Suny Series in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences)
Culminating a twenty-year personal and scholarly quest, the authors explore the phenomenon of loving relationships (minus the sexual attraction) between men and women. They articulate these relationships as dialogical love in which partners respond to each other's presence personally rather than categorically as friend or lover. In a society where relationships of dialogical love are neither articulated and named nor recognized as acceptable ways of being, they are usually mistaken as affairs or regarded as "just" friend relationships. Since these relationships are spontaneous, free, and open, their meaning is disclosed through examples rather than by traditional definition. Throughout the book, the authors share their own personal relationship, similar relationships of those they interviewed, and relationships from literature and popular movies. Further illuminating interpretations of friendship and love are excerpts from C. S. Lewis, Rollo May, Caroline Simon, and Robert Solomon. Personal relationships are explicated by the work of Martin Buber, John Macmurray, and Alfred Schutz.Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: State University of New York Press (August 1, 2001)
ISBN: 079145116X

The Practical, Moral, and Personal Sense of Nursing: A Phenomenological Philosophy of Practice
Bishop is a professor of nursing; Scudder is a professor of philosophy. Their dialog has resulted in this treatise which uses phenomenology to generate fresh understandings of nursing practice and directions for reform. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Paperback: 185 pages
Publisher: State University of New York Press (September 1, 1990)
ISBN: 0791402525

Nursing Ethics: Therapeutic Caring Presence
University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Text for nursing students on the ethical issues arising from the moral dimension of nursing as rooted in everyday practice. Case studies and study questions.
This book focuses on the "moral sense of nursing" by developing nursing ethics as it is rooted in everyday practice rather than the application of philosophical ethics. This implies a "therapeutic ethic" that is founded in caring; two of the four primary themes of the book deal with the concept of caring. In addition, this book argues that such a nursing ethic has an evocative or inspirational side: the decision to become a nurse implies a call to caring. The interpretive nature of this brief text advances our understanding of both nursing and ethics.
Hardcover: 152 pages
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 1 edition (November 2, 2000)
ISBN: 053454245X

Nursing Ethics: Holistic Caring Practice
Discloses the moral sense inherent in nursing as practiced, and explores the ways in which nurses respond to that moral sense. Includes study questions at the end of each chapter. For students. Previous edition not cited. Softcover. DNLM: Ethics, Nursing.
Nursing Ethics: Holistic Caring Practice explores the moral practice of nursing, asserting that there is an inherent moral sense in nursing practice itself. This new edition of the book requires one to reconsider what it means to be a nurse. Rather than someone who merely applies ethical thinking and ethical models of decision making in nursing practice, the nurse is a moral being who is engaged in a moral practice.
Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers; 2nd edition (January 15, 2001)
ISBN: 0763714267

Caring, Curing, Coping: Nurse, Physician, Patient Relationships
Paperback: 130 pages
Publisher: University of Alabama Press (July 1, 1985)
ISBN: 0817302425

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