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Nursing Theorist: King

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Biography/Theory

Imogene King
Imogene King
Imogene King was a pioneer of nursing theory development. Her interacting systems theory of nursing and her theory of goal attainment have been included in every major nursing theory text. Wikipedia
Born: January 30, 1923, West Point
Died: December 24, 2007, St. Petersburg
 
Goal Attainment Theory
  • Nursing process is defined as dynamic interpersonal process between nurse, client and health care system.
  • Postulated the Goal Attainment Theory. She described nursing as a helping profession that assists individuals and groups in society to attain, maintain, and restore health. If is this not possible, nurses help individuals die with dignity.
  • In addition, King viewed nursing as an interaction process between client and nurse whereby during perceiving, setting goals, and acting on them transactions occurred and goals are achieved.
 
 

Subject Guide

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Eula Oliphant
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Subjects:Nursing