Imogene King Nursing Theory

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Theory of Imogene King
When it comes to nursing theory there are different views and outlooks on how to approach patient interactions. Imogene King is one theorist that describes how a patient relationship and goal attainment grows in relationship to several systems. Some of the systems that King felt played a role in a person’s goal attainment are personal, interpersonal, and social. Each of these three systems have paradigms that also play a role in King’s theory (Nursing Theory, 2013, para 2). This paper will serve to discuss personal definitions of human, health, environment, and nursing. This paper will also serve to give an example of King’s theory in practice as well as to discuss the Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory (SCDNT) process
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When it comes to theory there are no incorrect responses to the personal definitions. Below is the personal definitions of human, environment, nursing, and health compared to the definitions of Imogene King.
The personal definition of a human is one that has life and varied characteristics, and the ability to make selections about that life. Imogene King felt that a human was one that has the ability to perceive, think, feel, choose, set goals, and to make decisions (Nursing Theory, 2013, para. 4). King also felt that humans had three fundamental needs in life; for health information, to seek out medical care, and to care when care is needed (Peteprin, 2015, para 2). Both the personal definition and the King definition feel that a human has the ability to make selections about life.
Like before, a personal definition of environment is any internal or external space that a patient has relationship with. For King, she felt that environment was the background for human interactions. King also felt that there are internal and external factors that play a role when it comes a patient environment. Internal environment was defined by King as the ability to adjust to external factors, while external was what surrounded the patient that may cause a change (Sieloff & Messmer,
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The steps of the nursing process are: assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, implementations, and evaluation.

The theory explains that assessment takes place during interaction. The nurse uses his or her special knowledge and skills while the patient delivers knowledge of him or her self, as well as the perception of problems of concern to the interaction. During this phase, the nurse gathers data about the patient including his or her growth and development, the perception of self, and current health status. Perception is the base for the collection and interpretation of data. Communication is required to verify the accuracy of the perception, as well as for interaction and translation.
The next phase is the nursing diagnosis. This phase is developed using the data collected in the assessment. In the process of attaining goals, the nurse identifies problems, concerns, and disturbances about which the patient is seeking
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