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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You can continue to attend to the rhythm of your breathing and deepen your comfort as you reflect on Margaret Newman's theory of Health as Expanding Consciousness, and discover what is meaningful for your patients and what is meaningful for you (Newman, 2008; Pharris, 2015).
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, $43.95