SourceNurs Sci Q 1998; 11(3)
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.
MeshAdaptation, PsychologicalAdolescentAdultAgedAttitude to HealthCaregiversConsciousnessFamilyFemaleHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, PracticeHumansJapanMaleMiddle AgedNursing Methodology ResearchNursing TheoryQuestionnairesSchizophrenia