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cancer, caring, chaos and order, consciousness, meaning, Newman's theory of health, nursing intervention, pattern recognition, personal growth, transformation, wholeness



  1. Endo, Emiko RN, PhD


This article explores the process of pattern recognition, contained within Newman's theory of health as expanding consciousness, as a nursing intervention with adults with ovarian cancer.The process of the nurse-client interactive pattern revealed four nonlinear phases: the client-nurse mutual concern, pattern recognition, vision and action potential, and transformation. Most participants found meaning in their lives and experienced personal growth in expanding consciousness.