homeodynamics

homeodynamics

 [ho″me-o-di-nam´iks]
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.

homeodynamics

[hō′mē·ədīnam′iks]
Etymology: Gk, homoios, similar, dynamis, force
the constantly changing interrelatedness of body components while an overall equilibrium is maintained.

homeodynamics

(hō″mē-ō-dī-năm′ĭks)
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.

homeodynamics,

n one of the basic concepts of functional medicine in which the body maintains biochemical individuality by constantly undergoing physiologic and metabolic processes.
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6) Therefore, as with other disease allergic responses represent instances where an external agent has thrown the internal mechanisms that maintain health out of balance; that is, an allergen disrupts homeodynamics.
Let the principles of homeodynamics be our guide; in our infinite wholeness lets resonate in mutual process and integral presence to innovate and deepen our understanding of the potentials for diversity and complexity within Rogers' SUHB.
Order and complexity in dynamical systems: homeodynamics as a generalized mechanics for biology.
This chain of events has resulted in my deeper understanding of Rogers' homeodynamics and how they can impact one nurse's personal and professional growth.
Rogers (1992) accomplished this through her principles of homeodynamics, which act as a unified whole to describe changes in pattern.
It is important to note that power intensities, frequency, and forms are not separate and that like Barrett's power dimensions or Rogers' (1992) principles of homeodynamics, they are all interrelated and integral.
In the 1970 book Rogers identified five assumptions and four principles of homeodynamics.
The concepts of the SUHB are energy fields, openness, pattern, pandimensionality, and homeodynamics (resonancy, helicy, integrality).
According to Rogers (1970, 1987b, 1990), the principles of homeodynamics provide a "new science" way of perceiving human beings and their environment in which changes reflect the mutual process of the two.
The relationship among diversity and human field pattern, risk taking, and time experience: An investigation of Rogers" principles of homeodynamics.
The relationship of diversity of human field pattern to risk-taking and time experience: An investigation of Rogers' principles of homeodynamics.
The Principles of Homeodynamics describe the relations between the concepts and how humans and environments evolve.