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    Newman's theory of health as expanding consciousness: research on family caregiving in mental illness in Japan.

    Authors
    Yamashita M 
    Source
    Nurs Sci Q 1998; 11(3) :110-5.
    Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to apply Newman's theory in family caregiving situations in mental illness in Japan. The researcher chose the methodology of Newman's theory of health as expanding consciousness because of the good fit between Newman's model and the Japanese mindset. The study has provided support for the propositions the researcher had entertained prior to embarking on the field study. Newman's theory of health as praxis proved to be a viable methodology for this population in Japan. The findings support the premise of Newman's theory of the person-environment interaction patterns. As a result of pattern viewing, the majority of the participants in the study saw possibilities for action and decided to act themselves or on behalf of their sick relatives.

    Mesh
    Adaptation, Psychological
    Adolescent
    Adult
    Aged
    Attitude to Health
    Caregivers
    Consciousness
    Family
    Female
    Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
    Humans
    Japan
    Male
    Middle Aged
    Nursing Methodology Research
    Nursing Theory
    Questionnaires
    Schizophrenia
    Language

    eng

    Pub Type(s)
    Journal Article
    PubMed ID

    9923326

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