Unitary pattern-based praxis: a nexus of Rogerian cosmology, philosophy, and science [corrected] [published erratum appears in VISIONS 2008;15(1):28]
Author(s)Butcher, Howard K.
KeywordsRogers Science of Unitary Human Beings
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AbstractUnitary pattern-based praxis is a nexus of Rogerian cosmology, philosophy, and science designed to inform practice/research using the praxis processes of pattern manifestation knowing-appreciation and voluntary mutual patterning. The unitary pattern-based praxis model is: an explication of Rogerian cosmology, ontology, epistemology, aesthetics, ethics, postulates, principles, and selected theories; a fusion of cosmology, philosophy, and science with the pattern manifestation knowing-appreciation and voluntary mutual patterning praxis processes for use in both research and patient care contexts; a syntheses Barrett's and Cowling's Rogerian practice methodologies into one comprehensive model; and, a model that places the unitary field pattern portrait research method within the context of praxis. Unitary pattern-based praxis focuses on recognizing kaleidoscopic and symphonic manifestations of patterning through pattern manifestation knowing-appreciation; facilitating the client's ability to participate knowingly in change; harmonizing person/environment integrality; and promoting healing potentialities and well-being and human betterment in both patient care and research contexts.