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Nursing Theorist

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Dr. Ruth Wittmann-Price

Wittmann-Price, who was a clinically active nurse for 32 years, earned an undergraduate degree in nursing from Felician College in 1978, a master’s degree as a perinatal clinical nurse specialist from Columbia University in 1983, and completed her Ph. D. in nursing science at Widener University in 2006.

The Wittmann-Price Theory of Emancipated Decision-making (EDM) was derived from the philosophical underpinnings of Critical Social, Freire’s Emancipatory Education and Feminist Theory. The theory describes a process of reaching a more positive state of being, a state of freedom in choice, by first acknowledging the affective experience of oppression in women’s healthcare.