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Rosemarie R. Parse



Rosemarie R. Parse


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.

  • Human Becoming: - 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 from Nursingtheory.net)

  • Rosemarie R. Parse. Seminars about Nursing Theory and Human Becoming - Discovery International and The Institute of Human Becoming.

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Available Publications

Rosemarie 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)
ISBN: 0803945493

Nursing Science: Major Paradigms, Theories and Critiques
Hardcover: 214 pages
Publisher: W B Saunders Co (January 1, 1987)
ISBN: 0721618030

Qualitative 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)
ISBN: 0763715654

Hope: An 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)
ISBN: 076370976X

Illuminations: The Human Becoming Theory in Practice and Research
Paperback: 409 pages
Publisher: Natl League for Nursing (January 1, 1995)
ISBN: 0887376371

Community: 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)
ISBN: 0763715646

The Human 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)
ISBN: 0761905820

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