The difference in this research study compared to the other studies, is that the primary purpose of this study was to uncover patterns describing adult substance users and family pattern in rehabilitation from the perspective of Rogers' science of unitary human beings using the unitary field pattern portrait research method.
Butcher developed an innovative descriptive methodological approach derived directly from the science of unitary human beings that is congruent with the theory's philosophical assumptions and the criteria for Rogerian research (Butcher, 1994, 1998, 2005, 2010).
A priori nursing science means that the UFPP is a theory-driven approach to inquiry and the postulates and principles of the Science of Unitary Human Beings explicitly guides all aspects of inquiry, from identifying concepts appropriate for inquiry, to how the concept is initially defined and conceptualized, to what questions are asking of participants during data collection, and finally how the data are interpreted.
The Science of Unitary Human Beings does not recognize chronological age as a valid indication of development.
Efforts to confirm the relationships predicted by Rogers' Science of Unitary Human Beings were hampered by these problems.
This research can be extended by developing and testing humor as a therapeutic modality within the theoretical context of Rogers' science of Unitary Human Beings.
Rogers' modifications over the years represented her continuing effort to better reflect her conceptualization of the science of unitary human beings.
John Phillips, who taught at New York University with Rogers and then taught her graduate course in the science of unitary human beings once she retired, for introducing me to this book.
The paper will draw a link between Rogerian Science of Unitary Human Beings (SUHB)(Rogers, 1970) and Nursing as Caring (NAC)(Boynkin & Schoenhofer, 2001) theories through the lens of compassion energy, a concept that may emerge during the nurses' presence with the patient.
This author has developed the concept of compassion energy and has explored it within the theories of Nursing as Caring (NAC) and Science of Unitary Human Beings (SUHB) (Dunn, 2009).
This paper will critique Martha Rogers's conceptual model referred to as the Science of Unitary Human Beings (SUHB).
Speculations on the unpredictable future of the Science of Unitary Human Beings.