Self-transcendence: a concept analysis for nursing praxis

Holist Nurs Pract. Jan-Feb 2008;22(1):25-31. doi: 10.1097/01.HNP.0000306325.49332.ed.


Self-transcendence is a quality inherent in every human being. This process toward personal transformation is instrumental in finding true meaning and purpose in life. When faced with adversity, self-transcendence can be a powerful coping strategy. Clarity of this concept will assist nurses in providing holistic interventions that promote and facilitate self-transcendence.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Consciousness*
  • Holistic Health*
  • Holistic Nursing / methods*
  • Humans
  • Nurse-Patient Relations*
  • Nursing Methodology Research
  • Self Concept*
  • Spirituality
  • Terminally Ill*