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Rosemarie Rizzo - Parse

The human becoming theory is an alternative to the traditional nursing theory. The human becoming theory focuses on the lived experience of us all as we interact with each other and our environment on our journey through time. The cocreator of this theory Rosemarie Rizzo Parse, PhD, RN, FAAN is a professor and holder of the Niehoff Chair at the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing at Loyola University Chicago. Parse is the editor of Nursing Science Quarterly and the president of Discovery International an organization founded to foster excellence in the development of nursing knowledge. (Parse, 1999, p. xii) Parse is the author of numerous books, articles and research studies dedicated to nursing theory. Parse was born in western Pennsylvania and graduated from the Duquesne University School of nursing. She received her master`s and doctoral degrees from the university of Pittsburgh. The influence of her time spent at Duquesne is quite evident in her theory. In the late 1960`s and early 1970`s when Parse schooled at Duquesne, it was a hotbed of philosophical thought. It was a leading center for existential philosophy at this time.(Mitchell, 2006) Parse had dialogues with both Amadeo Giorgi and Adrian van Kaam(Mitchell, 2006) who were professors of philosophy and founders of the Institute of Man at Duquesne. An offshoot of this institute, the Epiphany Association is dedicated to the study of formation science and formation anthropology. (http://www.epiphanyassociation.org)
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