The human becoming theory was developed
as a human science nursing theory in the tradition of
Dilthey, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and Gadamer
and Science of Unitary Human Beings
by Martha Rogers .
The assumptions underpinning the theory
were synthesized from works by the European
philosophers, Heidegger, Sartre, and Merleau-Ponty,
along with works by the pioneer American nurse theorist,
The theory is structured around three
abiding themes: meaning, rhythmicity, and transcendence.