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Rosemarie R. Parse
RN; PhD; FAAN
Rosemarie Rizzo Parse is professor
and Niehoff Chair at Loyola University Chicago. She is founder and editor of Nursing Science
Quarterly, president of Discovery International, Inc., which sponsors international nursing theory
conferences, and founder of the Institute of Human Becoming, where she teaches the ontological,
epistemological, and methodological aspects of the human becoming school of thought.
Dr. Parse is a graduate of Duquesne
University in Pittsburgh and received her master's and doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Parse's theory is a guide for
practice in healthcare settings in Canada, Finland, South Korea, Sweden, and the United States; her
research methodology is used as a method of inquiry by nurse scholars in Australia, Canada, Denmark,
Finland, Greece, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Rosemarie Rizzo Parse.
Loyola University Chicago.
Human Becoming Theory - Rosemarie Rizzo
Parse first published the theory in 1981 as the
"Man-living-health" theory. The name was officially changed
to "the human becoming theory" in 1992 to remove the term
"man," after the change in the dictionary definition of the
word from its former meaning of "humankind." (Information
R. Parse. Seminars about Nursing Theory and Human Becoming
Discovery International and The
of Human Becoming.
has been given by
Parse : Theory of Health as Human Becoming (Notes on Nursing Theories)
In contrast to the medical science paradigm, Rosemarie Parse's work is based on phenomenology
and is of special interest to nurses and students engaged in qualitative research. Her Health as
Human Becoming Theory, which forms a base for holistic nursing, defines humans as synergistic
beings and nursing as a method of promoting the quality of life as perceived by the individual.
The author of this practical and very readable book presents Parse's theory in such a way that
both practitioners and trainees can learn how to incorporate qualitative methods and theories
into their theoretical nursing base.
Paperback: 72 pages
Publisher: SAGE Publications (December 1, 1992)
Science: Major Paradigms, Theories and Critiques
Hardcover: 214 pages
Publisher: W B Saunders Co (January 1, 1987)
Inquiry: The Path of Sciencing
Because human experience cannot be quantified or held captive in reports with digital measures,
finding answers to research questions about lived experiences requires the use of rigorous
qualitative methods. In Qualitative Inquiry: The Path of Sciencing, author Rosemarie Rizzo Parse
sets forth these rigorous methods, examining existing qualitative methods from both the human
science and nursing disciplines, as well as established and emerging nursing methods from the
science of unitary human beings.
Paperback: 343 pages
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers; 1st edition (February 15, 2001)
International Human Becoming Perspective
Based on the findings from international qualitative human science research on the lived
experience of hope, conducted in nine industrialized countries. The studies were guided by the
human becoming theory and used the Parse research methodology. Among the groups studied were
Taiwanese in a leprosarium, Canadians in chronic care settings, and native North Americans in
the US. Student and practicing nurses and others in the health care industry can find insights
on the link between hope and health. Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR
Paperback: 303 pages
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers; 1st edition (February 15, 1999)
Illuminations: The Human Becoming Theory in Practice and Research
Paperback: 409 pages
Publisher: Natl League for Nursing (January 1, 1995)
A Human Becoming Perspective
Community: A Human Becoming Perspective is an application of Dr. Rosmarie Parse's Human Becoming
Theory to the concept of community. Dr. Parse sets forth definitions and examples of original
community change concepts and processes arising from the human becoming school of thought, and
expands the meaning of community beyond location and interest-related groups.
Paperback: 163 pages
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers (January 29, 2003)
Becoming School of Thought : A Perspective for Nurses and Other Health Professionals
In her latest book the renowned nursing scholar Rosemarie Rizzo Parse revisits the concepts
first presented in her seminal work Man-Living Health: A Theory of Nursing and prepares the
groundwork for further exploration as we enter the twenty-first century.
Developing from philosophical foundations laid down by Martha Rogers and the existential
phenomenologists, Parse's theory of human becoming has evolved into a school of thought,
enabling nurses and nursing scholars to understand people and their universe in a unique way,
thus providing a human science context for nursing research and practice.
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: SAGE Publications (March 19, 1998)
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