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action research, cross-cultural studies, expanding consciousness, mental illness, Newman's theory of health, research as praxis



  1. Yamashita, Mineko RN, PhD
  2. Tall, Franklin D. PhD


This is an explication of Newman's theory of health.The authors provide concrete examples of its application and note its points of intersection with certain aspects of Eastern thought and alternative medicine. Ideas from other disciplines are brought in order to illuminate Newman's theory from a variety of perspectives. Certain aspects of the theory the authors find problematic also are noted.