President's message: participation in the creation of new communities for Rogerian science.
I was bemoaning, to myself, the apparent absence of, or difficulty in reaching, Rogerian-based work in general. For example, some, if not most of the wonderful Ropers- based texts that have been produced are now out of print and/or are very difficult to get hold of; and even in Nursing Science Quarterly, Rogerian-based articles are relatively unusual. However in order to build what I have called the MeRepository, a web-based digital record, or e-repository of Rogerian work housed on the Unitary Health Care pages, I thought I would go out and do what I usual do when faced with such a task--I Googled it. And I was rather surprised with what I found.
Several of my favourite places are the EDT sites, which as you will probably know, list, and make available, electronic dissertations and theses. OhioLINK lists a quartet & Rogerian theses that have come out of Case Western, most recently Siedlecki's thesis on "The Effect of Music on Power, Pain, Depression, and Disability: A Clinical Trial". Add to this a range of other work (from the archives held at the Foundation of New York Nurses Association relating to both Martha and Erline P. McGriff to the burgeoning work of Richard Cowling--see www.unitaryhealing.com--and associates on Unitary Pattern Appreciation), and a mention must be made of the recent work by our own President Elect, Alison Rushing, and there must be so much more. The conclusion must be made that Rogerian Science is alive, well, and kicking!
I want to echo Brenda Talley's recent thanks at our 2005 Savannah conference to all SRS Board members past and present, and I want to acknowledge and offer thanks to the outgoing President, Brenda Talley. I sincerely hope that I am a worthy successor, and it is likely that I will be seeking your constant reassurance, as well as asking that you actively participate in this emergent, and I hope exciting era for the Society. Please share your Rogerian practice far and wide (and don't forget Visions and our MeRepository). Come to our conferences, participate in discussions on our list (http://health.groups.yahoo.com/ group/Martha-E-Rogers), be passionate about Rogerian science.
Francis C. Biley RN PhD
President of the Society of Rogerian Scholars
Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
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|Title Annotation:||SRS News; Society of Rogerian Scholars|
|Author:||Biley, Francis C.|
|Publication:||Visions: The Journal of Rogerian Nursing Science|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2006|
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