Theorist Imogene King's Theory Of Goal Attainment

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Imogene King’s Theory of Goal Attainment
Theorist Imogene King was born on January 30, 1923 in West Point, Iowa. She attained a Diploma in nursing from St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing, Missouri in 1945. She went on to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1948, and afterwards, graduated with Master of Science in Nursing in 1957, from St Louis University. Later in 1961, she achieved a Doctorate from Teacher’s College in Columbia. She held different leadership, administration, and educational positions before retiring in 1990. King notable contribution in nursing has been recognized by American and Florida Nurses Association, American Academy of Nursing, and Sigma Theta Tau. King passed away in 2007, at the age of 84 (Smith & Parker, 2015).
King developed Theory of Goal Attainment in the early 1960s, “It describes a dynamic, interpersonal relationship in which a patient grows and develops to attain certain life goals. The theory explains that factors which can affect the attainment of goals are roles, stress, space, and time” (Petiprin, 2016).
King’s three systems
King’s model has three major concepts namely; personal, interpersonal, and social systems. The personal system provides practical information on human beings like Perception, body image, self, learning, time, body image, personal space, growth and development. Interpersonal system concepts are interaction, communication, transaction, role, and stress (they are linked to small groups). Social systems are
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