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  1. Cowling, W. Richard III PhD, RN, AHN-BC, SGAHN, ANEF, FAAN


The purposes of this article encompass describing the development of unitary appreciative nursing praxis since the conception of a unitary pattern-based nursing practice over 30 years ago; explicating unitary appreciative nursing praxis in its current state; and clarifying the elements and dimensions of a unitary appreciative nursing praxis model. The body of this work is linked to a greater call for nursing care that transcends the fragmentation and medicalization of the human experience and advocates for nursing that liberates rather than manipulates those who are most vulnerable. Further exploration of praxiological knowing and refinement in conceptual-theoretical development is advocated.