Date of Degree

5-2019

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Program

Nursing

Advisor

Steven L. Baumann

Committee Members

Martha Whetsell

Louis Primavera

Rosemarie Rizzo Parse

Mario Ortiz

Subject Categories

Nursing

Keywords

Listening, Feeling listened to, Humanbecoming, Parsesciencing

Abstract

Listening is the phenomenon of interest and feeling listened to is considered the universal humanuniverse living experience. The aim of this investigation is to contribute new knowings and understanding to the universal humanuniverse living experience of feeling listened to. The purposes of the investigation are: (a) to discover the discerning extant moment of the universal humanuniverse living experience of feeling listened to, (b) to expand the human becoming paradigm, and (c) enhance the disciplinary knowledge of Parsesciencing (Parse, 2016) and disciplinary knowledge in general. People in all areas of life experience being disregarded and not listened to. The significance is that this inquiry will shed light on how people are living with feeling listened to and not listened to. The interest of investigating feeling listened to arose from the scholar’s professional career with experiences of dialoguing with persons, families, and health professionals. While witnessing the turmoil, patients, families and community go through, the scholar acknowledges that they often are dissatisfied and do not feel listened to, suggesting to her feeling listened to requires further study.

The horizon of inquiry guiding this investigation is the Humanbecoming paradigm (Parse, 2014). The historians were ten English speaking adults between 18 and over 65 years old who have been hospitalized and were willing to share their experiences of feeling listened to. Preliminary to Parsesciencing inquiry, a concept inventing of feeling listened to was proposed. The scholars investigating a phenomenon with Parsesciencing approach the inquiry with conceptual and theoretical foreknowings. The conceptual foreknowings arise from concept inventing. The theoretical foreknowings arise from the horizon of inquiry, humanbecoming. For the scholar, the now-truth of feeling listened to is uplifting recognition with attentive dialoguing arising with contentment. Parsesciencing inquiry (Parse, 2016) was used to investigate the phenomenon of feeling listened to and answers the inquiry stance: What is the discerning extant moment of the universal humanuniverse living experience of feeling listened to? Parsesciencing as mode of inquiry consists of dialoguing-engaging, distilling-fusing, and heuristic interpreting. The discerning extant moment of feeling listened to, which is the major discovery and the now-truth of the universal humanuniverse living experience of feeling listened to is: Feeling listened to is uplifting recognition amid disconcerting rebuff, as treasured affiliations surfaces with joyful gratification.

The now-truth arising from the scholar’s foreknowings is different from what was discovered in this investigation. While the scholar’s now-truth did contain uplifting recognition, the ideas of attentive dialoguing and contentment were not identified in the universal humanuniverse living experience. The universal humanuniverse living experience of feeling listened to also identified rebuff, treasured affiliations, and joyful gratification, which did not in the scholar’s foreknowings. The ensuing discoveries of this Parsesciencing inquiry (Parse, 2016), contribute newknowings and understanding to the universal humanuniverse living experience of feeling listened to, expand the humanbecoming paradigm, and enhance the disciplinary knowledge in general. Insights beyond the horizon speculating on which might be given newknowings could be on feeling enlightened, feeling unburdened, feeling worthy, feeling welcomed, feeling serene and feeling lucky.

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