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Authors

  1. Willis, Danny G. DNS, PMHCNS-BC
  2. Grace, Pamela J. PhD, FAAN

Abstract

This article uses an exemplar of phenomenological research of middle school boys' experiences of being bullied as applied philosophy and science to illuminate the intersection of the moral and scientific realms for theory-oriented research and practice. As a consequence, a clear foundation for advancing nursing science and envisioning innovative nursing practice with boys who experience being bullied is provided. Included is a weaving together of phenomenological perspective for research and practice, Roger's (nursing) Science of Unitary Human Beings (SUHB), and SUHB-derived middle range theories of self-transcendence and power.