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Martha Rogers SUHB

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Science of Unitary Human Beings About Martha Rogers The Science of Unitary Human Being How Clear is This Theory? How Simple is this Theory? "I don't have a theory of nursing, in fact, what I do have is an abstract system specific to nursing from which to derive many theories" Born: May 12, 1914, Dallas Texas, USA
Diploma (1936): Knoxville General Hospital School of Nursing
Graduated in Public Health Nursing (1937): George Peabody College
MA (1945): Teachers College, Columbia University, New York
MPH (1952): John Hopkins University, Baltimore
PhD Nursing (1954): John Hopkins University, Baltimore
Fellowship: American Academy of Nursing
Died: March 13, 1994 Five Concepts Semantic Clarity
Key concepts are abstract and not easily understood
Examples are not very helpful

Semantic Consistency
Definitions of concepts differ in literature
Different terms defined similarly Five Elements
Energy Field
Homeodynamic Principles
One Relationship
Human Being and their Environment, which becomes the energy field. How General is this Theory? Martha Rogers Erin B., Nirosha P., Michelle R. Energy Field Dynamic unit including both the human field and environment field.
These two fields are inseparable and act as one whole. Openness Refers to the continuous interaction of the energy fields and the freedom to knowingly participate in change.
No boundaries or barriers that block the flow of energy Pattern A distinguishable characteristic of the energy fields but is not directly observable Pandimensionality Viewing reality where both time and space are conceptualized as nonlinear.
The collection of an infinite number of dimensions.
It helps understand paranormal phenomena and inexplicable events. Homeodynamic Principles Helicy The change, evolution, or development resulting from the interaction of the human and environment Resonancy The flow of energy between the human and its environment.
talking Integrality The human being and its environment changes together.
Human affect the environment and the environment affect the human Semantic Clarity and Consistency Structural Clarity and Consistency Structural Clarity
Connections of concepts/principles present but difficult to understand
No order of concepts
An overall structure is hard to diagram
Structural Consistency
Terms and concepts overlap
Lack linear structure
Lack of diagrams - SUHB is abstract because some of the concepts are identifiable in reality but many you cannot such as energy fields

- The outcomes of this concept are not easily tested or measured. Are the Indicators used in Practice? - The value for practice as it expanded the understanding of the healing processes the happen with interacting with energy fields

- Energy patterning interventions have been approved such as the nursing diagnosis of Disturbed Energy Field.
- perception of changes in energy flow
* changes in hearing, tone,
* perception of movement (tingling, flowing)
* temperature or sight (image, colour) Are the Concepts Clinically Relevant? Are there any Sub-concepts? Abstract or Concrete? "It is not the practitioner who heals the client, but the client heals himself/herself by resonating with the energy frequency"

- Everything and everyone has an energy field thus, SUHB can be applied to a variety of practice areas

- Rogers disagreed with the idea that dissecting something is the only way to attain knowledge or understanding it.

- As part of nursing practice, we begin assessments with"getting-to-know" the client prior to beginning
any interventions.
1. Resonancy
2. Helicy
3. Integrality How Important is this Theory? Rogers' Theory holds value to nursing because:
It is very forward thinking. Now a norm in nursing practice (e.g. distraction, massage, therapeutic touch)
It makes us aware of interactions between people and the environment & potential to help people heal.
It emphasizes wholistic nursing and not viewing individuals as parts
It influences nursing education, research, and new nursing theories
Human beings are more than a sum of their parts.
There is no separation between human beings and their environment.
Whatever we do to the environment, we do to ourselves and others.
Human beings are inseparable to one another.
Everything is connected to everything else.
Everything the human perceives and experiences are manifestations of human-environmental field pattern.
Time and space are non linear. Assumptions
When one person interacts with another, there is an integration of energy fields; each becomes the other's environment.

Concepts can be used by nurses and other health care providers in any setting, as there is no separation between energy fields

Applicable to the present & future
SUHB provides the framework for nurses to be the "positive change" in today's health care system
Different theories have emerged from Rogers' conceptual model
SUHB contributes to advanced nursing practice with its increased boundaries allowing for many possibilities. How Accessible is this Theory? "The fundamental unit of living and non-living" (Rogers, 1992). "Human and environmental fields are in a mutual, continuous, and unpredictable relationship with each other..." (Rogers, 1992) "Gives identity to a field" (Rogers, 1992). "The principles of change" (Rogers, 1994) Outline Overview of Martha Rogers
Overview of The Science of Unitary Human Being
How clear is this theory?
How simple is this theory?
How general is this theory?
How accessible is this theory?
How important in this theory?
Questions Questions 1. Do you think the concepts of SUHB are abstract or concrete and why?

2. How can you apply SUHB into nursing practice today?

3. Can you think of anything in your nursing practice that is inconsistent or that does not relate to the concepts in SUHB? Importance of Theory Importance of Theory con't Do we understand this theory?

Do we like this theory?

Why would we adopt this theory? Homeodynamic Principles (Rogers, 1992) References Blumenschein, L. (2009). Analysis and application of Rogers’ science of unitary human beings. Visions: The Journal Of Rogerian Nursing Science, 16(1), 55-61.

Frisch, T. (2009). Martha Rogers RN, PhD theoretical model the science of unitary beings. Retrieved from http://www.aestheticimpact.com/holistic-nursing/martha-rogers-rn-phd-theoretical-model-the-science-of-unitary-human-beings.html

McEwen, N, & Wills, E. (2007). Theoretical basis for nursing (2nd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins

Nursing Theories. (2012). Science of unitary human beings. Retrieved from http://currentnursing.com/nursing_theory/unitary_human_beings.html

Questions for Dr. Martha E. Rogers. (2005). Visions: The Journal of Rogerian Nursing Science, 13(1), 65.Robb, W. (2006). Self-healing: a concept analysis. Nursing Forum, 41(2), 60-77. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.langara.bc.ca:2048/10.1111/j.1744-6198.2006.00040.x

The American Nurses Association. (2012). Martha Rogers. Retrieved from http://www.nursingworld.org/MarthaElizabethRogers
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