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Program and notes from the Society of Rogerian Scholars: 2014 Annual Conference hosted by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Nursing: Martha E. Rogers: Her Life, Her Science, Her Legacy Emerging.

Crowne Plaza Knoxville 401 Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902 October 7-9, 2014

Society of Rogerian Scholars (SRS)

The SRS was incorporated in 1988 by its founder Martha E. Rogers and cofounders, Elizabeth Ann Manhart Barrett, Violet Malinski, Theresa Meehan, and John Phillips. The mission of the SRS is to advance nursing science through an emphasis on the Science of Unitary Human Beings (SUHB). The focus of the society is education, research, and practice in service to humankind.

The purposes of the SRS are to:

* Advance nursing as a basic science

* Explore the meaning of a philosophy of wholeness for nursing

* Foster the understanding and use of the SUHB as a basis for theory development, research, education, and practice

* Provide avenues for dissemination of information related to the SUHB

* Create forums for scholarly debate

* Provide educational forums on the SUHB

Visit our website at: or Visit us on Facebook: to join the group.

The University of Tennessee Knoxville, College of Nursing

The SRS expresses appreciation to Dean Neiderhauser and the UT Knoxville, College of Nursing for hosting our event, assisting with contact hours, and sponsoring the Dean's Reception.

Conference Purpose: The overall purpose of this offering is to enable learners (nurses and other professionals) to: a)Describe the influence of Martha E. Rogers in nursing knowledge development and unitary science; b) Describe developments in Rogers' science, related unitary perspectives, and reports of research; c)Discuss potential for future nursing knowledge development.

This program provides contact hours through The University of Tennessee, College of Nursing. The University of Tennessee College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosures to Participants

* Daily sign-in for attendance and submission of completed evaluation form is required to document successful completion and receive contact hour certificate

* The presenters and planners have declared no actual, potential, or perceived conflict of interest.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

2:30-3:15 PM Sign-in & Registration Opens--Mezzanine Poster Presentations

3:15-3:30 PM Welcome and Overview--Salon B

3:30-5:30 PM Keynote Address & Discussion

John R. Phillips, RN; PhD, SRS Co-founder

Rogers' Science of Unitary Human Beings: Beyond the Frontier of Science

5:30 PM Dean's Welcome Reception--Salon A Dean Victoria Niederhauser College of Nursing University of Tennessee Knoxville

Poster Presentations Available Tuesday, 10/7 through Thursday, 10/9--Mezzanine

Relationship Based Care: Exploring the Manifestations of Health as Expanding Consciousness within a Patient and Family Centered Medical Intensive Care Unit Lillian Ananian, RN, MSN, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Infinite Potentials: Legacy and Visions of the Future Emerging Arlene T. Farren, RN; PhD; AOCN, CTN-A, CNE City University of New York, College of Staten Island and CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY

The Feasibility and Efficacy of Using a Computer-assisted Pedometer to improve the perception of Health in a Cohort of Nurses through Number of Steps Walked, Flights of Stairs Climbed and Overall Activity Level Jane Flanagan, PhD; ANP-BC, Presenter, Boston College, Boston, MA

Co Authors:

Michael C. Cheney, MS, AGPCNP-BC; Meghan Rudolph, MS, PMHCNS-BC; Daniela Agusti, RN; Elise Gettings, RN; Marjorie Noone, RN

Behavioral Expectations:

Shifting Paranormal To Normal Using Controlled Remote Viewing Data Collection

Teresa Frisch, RN

Aesthetic Impact Informational Services, LLC Troy, Ohio

Self-management: A Rogerian Science Conceptualization

Philip Gimber, MS, NP

City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College Doctoral Student, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY

Human Dignity and Patient Advocacy as Mutual Process

Lisa Heelan, MSN, FNP-BC

Doctoral Student, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Scholar

Health, Caring, Consciousness, Mutual Process, Patterning, Presence, and Meaning unfolding in a Praxis Relationship

Katherine Rosa PhD, FNP-BC

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

8:30 AM Registration/Light Breakfast/Sign In--Mezzanine

8:30-9:15 AM Poster Presentations--Mezzanine

9:15-9:30 AM Welcome and Overview--Salon B

9:30-10:30 AM Keynote Address

Evolution of the Science of Unitary Human Beings: The Conceptual System, Theory Development, Research, and Practice Methodologies

Jacqueline Fawcett, RN; PhD; ScD (hon); FAAN University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA

10:30-10: 45 AM Break

10:45-12:30 PM Visit & Remembrance: Martha E. Rogers Memorial University of Tennessee Knoxville, College of Nursing

Martha Raile Alligood, RN; PhD; ANEF Professor Emeritus,

East Carolina University, College of Nursing, Greenville, NC

Note: The bus leaves the hotel for the Memorial Site promptly at 10:50AM and will leave the site promptly at 12:15PM for the return trip to the hotel.
Memories of Martha E. Rogers'
Places, People, and Purpose

Welcome Martha                              Raile Alligood
   Yale Av                                  Martha Raile Alligood
Welcome to UTK College of Nursing           Dean Victoria Niederhauser
Gamma Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau        Dava Shoffner
Nurses in the USA and around the world
Family members unable to attend today       Martha Raile Alligood

Martha's sisters, Laura Wilhite and
Jane Coleman and her niece, Katherine

Martha Rogers family (Martha's nephew)      Bruce Wilhite
Even Before They Are Gone                   Sarah Gueldner
Nursing's Story by Martha Rogers            Arlene Farren

President of Society of Rogerian


12:30-2:00 PM Lunch and Celebrations--Salon C

2:00-3:30 PM Keynote Address & Panel Discussion--Salon B

Martha & Me

Margaret Newman, RN; PhD; FAAN

Panel: Health as Expanding Consciousness: Impact on Optimizing Education, Research, and Clinical Practice

Dorothy Jones, APRN; EdD; FAAN

Margaret Pharris, RN; PhD; FAAN

Marlaine C. Smith, RN; PhD; AHN-BC; FAAN

3:30-3:45 PM Break

3:45-5:15 PM Concurrent Session A

A1: Salon B

The Relationship between Power and Human Dignity in Childbirth

Lisa Heelan, MSN, FNP-BC, ANP-BC

Followed by an Open Discussion Related to

Power Research


A2: Salon A

The Patterning of Compassion Energy

Dorothy J. Dunn, RN; PhD; FNP-BC, AHN-BC

Explication of the Unitary Field in Human Consciousness: A Model Revealing the Shift in Perception from a Linear to Spherical Holographic Reality

Joyce B. Perkins, RN; PhD; MA, MS, CHTP, AHN-BC

5:15-5:30 PM Break

5:30-6:45 PM SRS General Assembly and Business Meeting

Thursday, October 9, 2014

9:00-9:25 AM Registration/Grand Continental Breakfast/Sign In

Poster Presentations

9:25 AM Welcome and Introductions--Salon B

9:30-12:15 PM Martha E. Rogers Scholars Fund Lectureship--Salon

MER Talks: Re-imagining Unitary Dialogue

W. Richard Cowling III, RN; PhD; APRN-BC, AHN-BC, FAAN

Vice President of Academic Affairs Chamberlain College of Nursing Downers Grove, IL

12:15-12:30 PM Closing & Evaluations

Arlene T. Farren, RN; PhD; AOCN, CTN-A

Mark Your Calendars--October 2015 Society of Rogerian Scholars 2015 Conference

Hosted by

Lewis University College of Nursing and Health Professions Oak Brook Campus, Illinois

Conference Planning Committee & Reviewers

Martha Raile Alligood, RN; PhD; ANEF

Arlene T. Farren, RN; PhD; AOCN, CTN-A, CNE, Chair

Dorothy Jones, APRN; EdD; FAAN

Diana L. Morris, RN; PhD; FAAN, FGSA

Pamela Reis, PhD; CNM, NNP-BC

Brenda Talley, RN; PhD

Barbara W. Wright, RN; PhD; FAAN

Society of Rogerian Scholars Officers and Board of Directors



Arlene T. Farren

Vice President & Membership Chair

Pamela Reis


Jacqueline Fawcett


Jane Flanagan

Nominations Committee Chair

Michele Kramer


Class I (Odd Years)

Patricia Bartzak

Joyel Brule

Diana L. Morris

Class II (Even Years)

Dorothy Dunn

Nancy Scroggs

Vidette Todaro-Franceschi

SRS Martha E. Rogers Scholars Fund Liaison

Tina Reinckens


The Society of Rogerian Scholars wishes to thank Dean Niederhauser, College of Nursing University of Tennessee Knoxville and her staff Especially

Emily Kissel

Margrethe Krogh

for their assistance with planning this special event

We are grateful for the participation of

Bruce Wilhite

Nephew of Martha E. Rogers representing the Family and

Dava Shoffner,

Past President, Gamma Chi Chapter at University of Tennessee Knoxville Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society in Nursing
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