Transcendent Pluralism and the Transcendental Method: A Progressive Method for Nursing Research

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163159
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Transcendent Pluralism and the Transcendental Method: A Progressive Method for Nursing Research
Author(s):
Perry, Donna J.
Author Details:
Donna J. Perry, PhD, RN, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlton, Massachusetts, USA, email: djperry@partners.org
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of the proposed presentation is to describe the development and initial investigation using a new qualitative research method as part of the framework of transcendent pluralism. Transcendent pluralism is being developed by the author as a knowledge and values-based framework for understanding how diverse peoples can meet the contemporary challenges posed by globalization and cultural pluralism without reverting to relativism. The purpose of transcendent pluralism is to address the problems associated with human devaluation, such as health disparities, through the identification and implementation of strategies by which people can respond to each other fully as human beings and develop a global society of human solidarity whose process and goal is dignified living. Background: Transcendent pluralism builds upon the work of the philosopher, Bernard Lonergan which is grounded in the transcendental method, a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary understanding of human cognition. Approach: Following careful philosophical study, Lonergan's transcendental method was adapted as a progressive phenomenological approach for nursing research. A research study was conducted using the method in an interview process in which 21 Catholics who support same-gender marriage were queried regarding their decision to take this position. The study was done within the context of health disparities to better understand how people overcome bias toward members of vulnerable populations. Major Points & Rationale: Use of the transcendental method provided a means to understand human decision-making within the context of personal and community development. The transcendental method, as developed within transcendent pluralism, provided an effective approach for nursing research and demonstrated both investigational and interventional properties. In addition, the development of Lonergan's work for nursing demonstrates the mutually informative relationship between the disciplines of philosophy and nursing. Conclusions: The transcendental method is a promising method for nursing research that is congruent with nursing's view of personhood and demonstrates congruence between theory, research and practice.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
19th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTranscendent Pluralism and the Transcendental Method: A Progressive Method for Nursing Researchen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPerry, Donna J.en_US
dc.author.detailsDonna J. Perry, PhD, RN, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlton, Massachusetts, USA, email: djperry@partners.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163159-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of the proposed presentation is to describe the development and initial investigation using a new qualitative research method as part of the framework of transcendent pluralism. Transcendent pluralism is being developed by the author as a knowledge and values-based framework for understanding how diverse peoples can meet the contemporary challenges posed by globalization and cultural pluralism without reverting to relativism. The purpose of transcendent pluralism is to address the problems associated with human devaluation, such as health disparities, through the identification and implementation of strategies by which people can respond to each other fully as human beings and develop a global society of human solidarity whose process and goal is dignified living. Background: Transcendent pluralism builds upon the work of the philosopher, Bernard Lonergan which is grounded in the transcendental method, a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary understanding of human cognition. Approach: Following careful philosophical study, Lonergan's transcendental method was adapted as a progressive phenomenological approach for nursing research. A research study was conducted using the method in an interview process in which 21 Catholics who support same-gender marriage were queried regarding their decision to take this position. The study was done within the context of health disparities to better understand how people overcome bias toward members of vulnerable populations. Major Points & Rationale: Use of the transcendental method provided a means to understand human decision-making within the context of personal and community development. The transcendental method, as developed within transcendent pluralism, provided an effective approach for nursing research and demonstrated both investigational and interventional properties. In addition, the development of Lonergan's work for nursing demonstrates the mutually informative relationship between the disciplines of philosophy and nursing. Conclusions: The transcendental method is a promising method for nursing research that is congruent with nursing's view of personhood and demonstrates congruence between theory, research and practice.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:02:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:02:25Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name19th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationProvidence, Rhode Island, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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