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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161249
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Jumping Paradigms: Transformed by Unbroken Wholeness
Abstract:
Jumping Paradigms: Transformed by Unbroken Wholeness
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Zust, Barbara, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Gustavus Adolphus College
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Nursing Department, 800 College Drive, St. Peter, MN, 56082, USA
Contact Telephone:507 933 6097
The purpose of this presentation is to share a nurse-patient clinical
experience that lends support to the unitary transformative paradigm. I
graduated from a baccalaureate-nursing program before the
conceptualization of person as an irreducible whole was widely discussed.
At that time, the discipline of nursing acknowledged the patient as having
spiritual, emotional, and physical components, but the primary focus was
on the patient's physical needs. Caring for a person spiritually meant
little more than inquiring upon admission what religious preference the
patient had. Beyond that, spiritual care was left to the patientÆs clergy
of choice. Caring for a patient emotionally meant holding a hand,
listening attentively and making referrals as needed. Emotional health
issues in the community setting were not under the domain of nursing at
all. Instead, it was the task of social workers to manage mental health
clients. Such fragmentation of person was consistent with nursing research
conducted from the empirical paradigm. Obtaining objective, measurable
data that was untainted by human experience was regarded as the only
legitimate line of inquiry to inform our practice. The purpose of this
presentation is to :
1. Examine the philosophical assumptions of person behind prevailing
paradigmatic views, 2. Present a clinical experience that supports the
conceptualization of person-environment as an irreducible whole; This
experience will be interpreted through Margaret Newman's Theory of Health
as Expanding Consciousness. A brief description of Newman's Theory is
given that will include Newman's key terms and fundamental philosophical
principles. 3. To propose support for research that honors the unbroken
wholeness of human experience. The implications for nursing of this
presentation is to advance the critical importance of consideration of the
unitary transformative paradigm in nursing practice and research.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleJumping Paradigms: Transformed by Unbroken Wholenessen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161249-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Jumping Paradigms: Transformed by Unbroken Wholeness</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Zust, Barbara, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Gustavus Adolphus College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Nursing Department, 800 College Drive, St. Peter, MN, 56082, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">507 933 6097</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bzust@gac.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this presentation is to share a nurse-patient clinical <br/> experience that lends support to the unitary transformative paradigm. I <br/> graduated from a baccalaureate-nursing program before the <br/> conceptualization of person as an irreducible whole was widely discussed. <br/> At that time, the discipline of nursing acknowledged the patient as having <br/> spiritual, emotional, and physical components, but the primary focus was <br/> on the patient's physical needs. Caring for a person spiritually meant <br/> little more than inquiring upon admission what religious preference the <br/> patient had. Beyond that, spiritual care was left to the patient&AElig;s clergy <br/> of choice. Caring for a patient emotionally meant holding a hand, <br/> listening attentively and making referrals as needed. Emotional health <br/> issues in the community setting were not under the domain of nursing at <br/> all. Instead, it was the task of social workers to manage mental health <br/> clients. Such fragmentation of person was consistent with nursing research <br/> conducted from the empirical paradigm. Obtaining objective, measurable <br/> data that was untainted by human experience was regarded as the only <br/> legitimate line of inquiry to inform our practice. The purpose of this <br/> presentation is to : <br/> 1. Examine the philosophical assumptions of person behind prevailing <br/> paradigmatic views, 2. Present a clinical experience that supports the <br/> conceptualization of person-environment as an irreducible whole; This <br/> experience will be interpreted through Margaret Newman's Theory of Health <br/> as Expanding Consciousness. A brief description of Newman's Theory is <br/> given that will include Newman's key terms and fundamental philosophical <br/> principles. 3. To propose support for research that honors the unbroken <br/> wholeness of human experience. The implications for nursing of this <br/> presentation is to advance the critical importance of consideration of the <br/> unitary transformative paradigm in nursing practice and research.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:18:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:18:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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