Theory In The King's Theory Of Goal Attainment

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King’s Conceptual System Theory Imogene King was a nursing theorist that had a theory that is known as King’s Conceptual Theory or Theory of Goal Attainment. This theory helps a nurse set goals with a patient to ensure they become healthy. It is necessary to set health goals with this patient and to take steps to achieve these goals. Imogene King 's Theory of Goal Attainment was first introduced in the 1960s. The basic concept of the theory is that the nurse and patient communicate information, set goals together, and then take actions to achieve those goals. Three Interacting Systems The three interacting systems in her Theory of Goal Attainment are the personal system, the interpersonal system, and the social system. Multiple concepts were identified from King’s analysis of nursing literature. The concepts that provided knowledge about a human being for example self, body image, perception, growth and development, time, learning, and personal space, were grouped into the personal system. The self is defined as the individual. It is that individual to which we refer when we say “I.” Growth and development can be defined as the processes in people’s lives through which they move from a potential to actualization of self. Body image is the way one perceives one’s body and others’ reactions to one’s appearance. Space is defined by the physical area known as “territory” and by the behaviors of those who occupy it. Time is defined as “a duration between one event
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