a way of viewing human beings, postulated by Martha E. rogers. Changes in the life process of human beings are irreversible, nonrepeatable, rhythmical in nature, and evidence growing complexity of pattern and organization. Change proceeds by continuous patterning of the human and environmental energy fields in the form of resonating waves and reflects the continuous interaction between the two at any given point in space-time.
Etymology: Gk, homoios, similar, dynamis, force
the constantly changing interrelatedness of body components while an overall equilibrium is maintained.
Three principles proposed by nursing theorist, Martha Rogers, which suggest that human nature is dynamic, ever-changing, and holistic. Rogers calls the homeodynamic principles “helicy, ” “resonancy, ” and ”integrality.” She asserts that human beings are an integral part of their environment rather than creatures that merely adapt to their environment. Nursing assessment should therefore focus on a person's experiences, expressions, and perceptions, rather than on his or her coping mechanisms, modes of adaptation, or reactions to illness.
n one of the basic concepts of functional medicine in which the body maintains biochemical individuality by constantly undergoing physiologic and metabolic processes.