June S. Lowenberg, RN, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
Lowenberg, June

Contact information

Dept: Nursing
Room: CP 322
Phone: 253-692-5672
Email: junelow@u.washington.edu


  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, San Diego, 1985.


June S. Lowenberg's Ph.D. in Sociology is from University of California, San Diego, while her Nursing degrees were from U.C. San Francisco and U.C.L.A. Her scholarly interests include the social construction of health and illness (particularly responsibility for health and illness and the nurse-patient relationship); interpretive methodology; and loss, death, and grief. Caring and Responsibility: The Crossroads Between Holistic Practice and Traditional Medicine (University of Pennsylvania, 1989 and 1992) reflects many of these concerns.

Research Interest Areas:

  • Race, class, and gender inequities
  • Family/child health
  • Social aspects of health and illness
  • Provider-patient interaction
  • Responsibility for health
  • Death and dying
  • Race, class, and gender


Interpretive and qualitative approaches (particularly ethnography, feminist, critical, and ethnomethodology)

Current Research:

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