Transcendent Pluralism: A Middle-Range Theory of Nonviolent Social Transformation Through Human and Ecological Dignity
Graduate School of Nursing
Health Psychology | Health Services Administration | Medicine and Health | Nursing
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.
human dignity, human rights, Lonergan, peace, social determinants, social justice, transcendent pluralism
DOI of Published Version
ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 2015 Oct-Dec;38(4):317-29. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000086. Link to article on publisher's site
ANS. Advances in nursing science
Perry, Donna J., "Transcendent Pluralism: A Middle-Range Theory of Nonviolent Social Transformation Through Human and Ecological Dignity" (2015). Graduate School of Nursing Publications and Presentations. 76.