Rosemarie Parse's Theory: Man-Living Health

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Rosemarie Rizzo Parse received her master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been a nursing professor at Hunter College of New York, University of Pittsburgh, and Loyola University of Chicago. Rosemarie Parse is the author of many books and articles. She was also the editor and founder of, Nursing Science Quarterly, and she was also the founder of the Institute of Humanbecoming. (Masters, 2015) According to Current Nursing (2011), in 1981, Rosemarie Parse first published the theory as “Man-living-health”. The name was officially changed to “human becoming” to remove the term “man” after the term changed in the dictionary from its former meaning of “humankind” in 1992. Parse decided to change the name one more …show more content…
These four essential ideas are: the human-universe mutual process, the coconstitution of health, the multidimensional meanings the indivisible human gives to being and becoming and the human’s freedom in each situation to choose alternative ways of becoming. (Masters, 2015) Parse’s theory, humanbecoming, refers to a human being’s living health. The word “become” is used to emphasize the ongoing and changing nature of the process (Masters, 2015). Parse’s humanbecoming theory consists of three major themes: meaning, rhythmicity, and transcendence. Meaning is the linguistic and imagined content of something and the interpretation that one gives to something (Masters, 2015). It can be further defined by the concepts of imagining, valuing, and languaging. Rhythmicity is the cadent, paradoxical patterning of the human-universe mutual process. It can be further defined by the concepts of revealing-concealing, enabling-limiting, and connecting-separating. Transcendence is defined as reaching beyond with possibles – the “hopes and dreams envisioned in multidimensional experiences powering the originating of transformating” (Masters, 2015). Transcendence can further be defined by the concepts of powering, originating, and

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