Theory of Health as Expanding Consciousness

Theory of Health as Expanding Consciousness

A nursing theory developed by Margaret Newman that proposes that all people in every situation, no matter how disordered and hopeless the situation may seem, are part of a universal process of expanding consciousness. The goal of nursing is the authentic involvement of nurse and patient in a mutual relationship of pattern recognition and augmentation.
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Giving Voice to What We Know: Implementing Margaret Newman's Theory of Health as Expanding Consciousness in Nursing Practice, Research, and Education edited by Carol Picard, PhD, RN, and Dorothy Jones, EdD, RN, FAAN; Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2005; 233 pages, $43.