2016: Newman Scholars’ Dialogue: Health as Expanding Consciousness: New Horizons

Contributor: Margaret Dexheimer Pharris
December 27, 2018
Dates: September 7 & 8, 2016
Location: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis Tennessee. USA
Planning Committee

Adele Hixon Day, Emiko Endo, Carolyn Graff, Laura Beth Homonnay, Dottie Jones, Margaret Newman, Cheryl Stegbauer

Purpose

The Newman Scholars’ Dialogues bring together nurses who ground their work in Margaret Newman’s theory of health as expanding consciousness to share their work and current thinking about the meaning of the theory across practice situations and cultural settings. Through dialogue focused on the meaning of the theory, new insights arise.

Attendees (see group photo below)

Margaret Newman (guest of honor)
Nariko Akahoshi (Japanese guest)
Martha Alligood (guest)
Mary Antonelli (Boston College PhD student)
Rinko Asano (Japanese guest)
Anne-Marie Barron (Boston guest)
Ryan Blue (UTHSC PhD student)
Jenn Dolgoff (UTHSC PhD student)
Emiko Endo (Japanese faculty)
Alise Farrell (UTHSC faculty /PhD student)
Carolyn Graff (UTHSC faculty)
Michelle Harrison (UTHSC PhD student)
Shelley Hawkins (UTHSC faculty)
Laura Beth Homonnay (UTHSC College of Nursing)
Yuki Hisayama (Japanese guest)
Satoko Imaizumi (Japanese guest)
Dottie Jones (Boston faculty and speaker)
Aki Kuramochi (Japanese guest)
Joseph Labonte (UAMS PhD student)
Wendy Likes (UTHSC dean)
Amanda Matthaei (UTHSC PhD student)
Tracy McClinton (UTHSC faculty)
Donna Jean Mehr (Margaret’s niece)
Mari Mitsugi (Japanese guest and speaker)
Kumiko Mitsuhashi (Japanese guest)
Tomoko Miyahara (Japanese guest /speaker)
Kiyoko Morita (Japanese guest)
Patricia Mosley (UTHSC PhD student)
Michelle Nixon (UTHSC)
Tomoe Omasa (Japanese guest)
Diane Pace (UTHSC faculty)
Maggie Pharris (Minnesota dean and speaker)
Marcy Purnell (U of Memphis faculty)Katherine Rosa (Boston guest)
Debra Rucker (Margaret’s care attendant)Catherine Skinner (friend of Margaret Newman)
Marlaine Smith (Florida dean and speaker)
Cheryl Stegbauer (former UTSHC faculty)
Kim Stiles (California guest)
Maki Sumida (interpreter)
Keiko Suzuki (Japanese guest)
Yuko Takayama (Japanese guest)
Maki Tsutsumi (Japanese guest)
Melody Waller (UTHSC faculty)
Mona Wicks (UTHSC faculty)
Setsuko Yamamoto (Japanese guest)
Lin Zahn (dean, Univ. of Memphis)

Description of the Program

The dialogue consisted of a series of talks followed by dialogue in the tradition that Margaret Newman develop based on the work of David Bohm.

Key Presentations

Reflections on HEC Knowledge Development: Sparking our Dialogue by Marlaine Smith. Followed by Scholars Dialogue

The Significance and Impact of Nursing Knowledge Guided Education, Practice, and Research by Dottie Jones

Newman Scholar (U.S.) Presentation – “Bioelectrodynamics: A New Patient Care Strategy for Nursing, Health, and Wellness” – Marcy Purnell

Newman Scholar (Japan) Presentation – “Transforming Nursing Process based on Newman’s Caring Partnership between a Patient with Cancer in Chaos and a Nurse” – Mari Mitsugi

Newman Scholar (Japan) Presentation – “Visualizing a Creation Process of Meaningful Care Environment as Nurses for Patients and their Families in a Palliative Care Unit” – Tomoko Miyahara

Health as Expanding Consciousness: Future Directions – Maggie Pharris, Dottie Jones, Marlaine Smith, and Scholars

Thoughts on HEC Evolving into the Future: Sparking our Dialogue – Maggie Pharris. Followed by Scholars Dialogue.  Download PDF of this presentation.

Publications

Newman Scholar (Japan) Presentation – “Transforming Nursing Process based on Newman’s Caring Partnership between a Patient with Cancer in Chaos and a Nurse” – Mari Mitsugi Published in the International Journal for Human Caring 23 (1), 2019

Newman Scholar (Japan) Presentation – “Visualizing a Creation Process of Meaningful Care Environment as Nurses for Patients and their Families in a Palliative Care Unit” – Tomoko Miyahara  Publication link: https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jjscn/32/0/32_31_miyahara_20180117/_article/-char/ja/ (This article is in Japanese; it contains an abstract in English at the end of the PDF)

Attendees at the 2016 Newman Scholars Dialogue held at the University of Tennessee College of Nursing in Memphis.