Title

Transcendent Pluralism: A Middle-Range Theory of Nonviolent Social Transformation Through Human and Ecological Dignity

Publication Date

2015-10-01

UMMS Affiliation

Graduate School of Nursing

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Health Psychology | Health Services Administration | Medicine and Health | Nursing

Abstract

Transcendent pluralism is a middle-range theory that focuses on the emergence of human dignity within relationships among diverse peoples through nonviolent social transformation. The theory proposes that contemporary social problems that negatively influence health are rooted in human and ecological devaluation and that healing is needed through the advance of dignity. The theory has been developed through both deductive and inductive processes including 4 research studies. The theory of transcendent pluralism provides a framework for nurses seeking to advance dignity. This article provides an overview of the theory's development and components.

Keywords

human dignity, human rights, Lonergan, peace, social determinants, social justice, transcendent pluralism

DOI of Published Version

10.1097/ANS.0000000000000086

Source

ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 2015 Oct-Dec;38(4):317-29. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000086. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

ANS. Advances in nursing science

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

26418223

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