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Ideally suited for course use, Evans does a wonderful job of succinctly summarizing Imogene King's theory. She begins with the origin of the theory, underlying assumptions, the major concepts of the meta-paradigm of nursing, the propositions of the conceptual model, and examples for application to practice and research. The emphasis on client participation and mutual goal setting provides an interactive framework for nurses.
King's theory serves as a guide for nursing education, research, and practice, making this booklet essential for undergraduate students and professionals in the field of nursing and allied health.
About the series:
"Designed to provide a concise description of the conceptual frameworks and theories in nursing which have emerged in the last quarter century. Though short and succinct, they provide a useful overall view for those studying or actively involved in nursing as well as for those interested in the profession and its development. . . . A highly recommended series."
--Journal of the Institute of Health Education
"Slim, yet a wealth of information is contained within their pages. The most difficult of issues is articulated in a manner which enlightens rahter than clouds understanding. King's model is notoriously difficult to explain to beginners, but Evans does so magnificently."
Imogene M King
Biographical Sketch of the Nurse Theorist
Origin of the Conceptual Framework
Theory of Goal Attainment
Utilization of the Conceptual Framework and the Theory of Goal Attainment