July 2001
NCAHF Newsletter;Jul/Aug2001, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p3
Many nursing academicians describe themselves as Rogerians. By this they mean that they take seriously the work of the Martha Rogers, who was dean of nursing at New York University, New York. Rogerians refer to a unitary human being as an energy field although they fail to measure any properties that would make the notion of an energy field meaningful. Rogerian theory is appealing to nurses who practice Therapeutic Touch, which they believe enables them to sense and manipulate the supposed energy field from a distance of 2 to 6 inches.Jef Raskin, in his article 'Rogerian Nursing Theory: A Hambug in the Halls of Higher Learning,' calls for revamping of doctorate programs in nursing to rid them of authoritarianism and mysticism.


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