totality paradigm

totality paradigm

(tō-tal′ĭt-ē)
A nursing theory that views the person as an integration of biological, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual dimensions and considers that he or she adapts to changes in the external environment and experiences wellness and illness as a continuum of health states.
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The simultaneity paradigm emerged from her creative thinking and it is distinctly different from the totality paradigm. If we are to continue to try to explain the world with a Rogerian lens, we need to always begin with the foundational ideas upon which the SUHB rests.