publication . Article . 2016

The Humanbecoming theory as a reinterpretation of the symbolic interactionism: a critique of its specific nature and scientific underpinnings

Tapp, Diane; Lavoie, Mireille;
Open Access
  • Published: 22 Jun 2016 Journal: Nursing Philosophy, volume 18, page e12123 (issn: 1466-7681, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: France
Abstract
Discussions about real knowledge contained in grand theories and models seem to remain an active quest in the academic sphere. The most fervent of these defendants is Rosemarie Parse with her Humanbecoming School of Thought (1981, 1998). This article first highlights the similarities between Parse’s theory and Blumer’s Symbolic Interactionism (1969). This comparison will act as a counterargument to Parse’s assertions that her theory is original “nursing” material. Standing on the contemporary philosophy of science, the very possibility for discovering specific nursing knowledge will be questioned. Second, Parse’s scientific assumptions will be thoroughly address...
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free text keywords: Issues, ethics and legal aspects, General Medicine, Research and Theory, Sociology, Grand theory, Epistemology, Social nature, Interactionism, Nursing theory, Social science, The Symbolic, Counterargument, Symbolic interactionism, Philosophy of science, Nursing knowledge, Parse's Humanbecoming Theory, Discipline of nursing, Nursing theories, Soins infirmiers -- Recherche, Soins infirmiers -- Philosophie, Interactionnisme symbolique
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publication . Article . 2016

The Humanbecoming theory as a reinterpretation of the symbolic interactionism: a critique of its specific nature and scientific underpinnings

Tapp, Diane; Lavoie, Mireille;