Sally Gadow received baccalaureate and masters degrees in nursing from the University of Texas at Galveston and the University of California, San Francisco. She received her PhD in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin.
Her academic career includes faculty positions at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, Georgetown University, the University of Florida, and the University of Texas at Galveston. Currently she is Professor Emerita at the University of Colorado College of Nursing in Denver. She resides in Port Townsend, Washington.
Dr. Gadow has co-edited a collection of essays on nursing and the humanities, Nursing: Images and Ideals, and an anthology on the humanities and aging, What Does It Mean to Grow Old? Through her more than 40 book chapters and journal articles she has become a leading scholar in the areas of philosophy of nursing, health care ethics, the humanities and gerontology, and phenomenology of the body. Her work has also addressed issues in ecology, corrections, women's health care, and postmodern methods of inquiry.
Email her at Sally.Gadow@Gmail.com or use the contact form below to request a complete Curriculum Vitae or electronic copies of the following publications.
Gadow, Sally . “Body and Self: A Dialectic.” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 5, no. 3 (1980): 172-185.
Gadow, Sally. “Clinical Epistemology: A Dialectic of Nursing Assessment.” Canadian Journal of Nursing Research 27, no. 2 (1995): 25-34.
Gadow, Sally. “Existential Advocacy: Philosophical Foundation of Nursing.” In Nursing: Images and Ideals; Opening Dialogue with the Humanities, edited by Stuart Spicker and Sally Gadow, 79-101. New York: Springer Publishing Company, 1980.
Gadow, Sally. “Existential Ecology: The Human/Natural World.” Social Science and Medicine 35, no. 4 (1992): 597-602.
Gadow, Sally. “Frailty and Strength: The Dialectic in Aging.” Gerontologist 23, no. 2 (1983): 144-147.
Gadow, Sally. “I Felt an Island Rising: Interpretive Inquiry as Motet.” Nursing Inquiry 7, no. 3 (2000): 209-214.
Gadow, Sally. “Narrative and Exploration: Toward a Poetics of Knowledge in Nursing.” Nursing Inquiry 2, no. 4 (1995): 211-214.
Gadow, Sally. “Philosophy as Falling: Aiming for Grace.” Nursing Philosophy 1, no. 2 (2000): 89-97.
Gadow, Sally. “Relational Narrative: The Postmodern Turn in Nursing Ethics.” Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice 13, no. 1 (1999): 57-69.
Gadow, Sally. “Remembered in the Body: Pain and Moral Uncertainty.” In Dax's Case: Essays in Medical Ethics and Human Meaning, edited by Lonnie Kliever, 151-167. Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist University Press, 1988.
Gadow, Sally. “Restorative Nursing: Toward a Philosophy of Postmodern Punishment.” Nursing Philosophy 4, no. 2 (2003): 161-167.
Gadow, Sally. “Whose Body? Whose Story? Questions about Narrative in Women’s Health Care.” Soundings 77, no. 3 (1994): 295-307.