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Imogene King's Nursing Theory
A discussion of Imogene King's conceptual framework of nursing.
# 106381 | 853 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 31, 2008 in Medical and Health (Nursing)

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The paper discusses Imogene King's general systems framework theory of nursing that emphasizes the importance of the interaction between nurses and patients. The paper looks at how other theorists have adapted King's model to specific uses and focuses on Margaret Newman's conception of health that can be seen as supporting King's approach. The paper suggests that the application of King's approach could be demonstrated with a skit showing the interaction between nurse and patient.

From the Paper:

"King attained a diploma from St. John's Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis, Missouri in 1945 and a BS in Nursing Education at St. Louis University in 1948. she also acquired a degree as Doctor of Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1961 and an Honorary PhD from Southern Illinois University in 1980. She started her professional career at St. Louis University and spent several years at Loyola University in Chicago before moving to the University of South Florida. Her system model depicts three interacting systems: personal, interpersonal, and social."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brown, S.T. & Lee, B.T. (1980). Imogene King's conceptual framework: A proposed model for continuing nursing education. Journal of Advanced Nursing 5(5), 467-473.
  • Imogene King (2007). NurseScribe. Retrieved December 24, 2007 from
  • Marchione, J. (1993). Margaret Newman: Health as expanding consciousness. Newbury Park, California: Sage Publications.

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