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Johnson

 [jon´son]
Dorothy E. Nursing educator and developer of the behavioral system model for nursing. Her chief interest has been in identifying the nature of service provided by nursing and in delineating the knowledge needed to provide that service.

John·son

(jon'sŏn),
Frank B., 20th-century U.S. pathologist. See: Dubin-Johnson syndrome.

John·son

(jon'sŏn),
Frank C., U.S. pediatrician, 1894-1934. See: Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

John·son

(jon'sŏn),
Harry B., U.S. dentist. See: Johnson method.

John·son

(jon'sŏn),
Treat Baldwin, U.S. chemist, 1875-1947. See: Wheeler-Johnson test.

Johnson, Dorothy E.

Etymology: Dorothy E. Johnson, American nurse, b. 1919 d. 1999
a nursing theorist who developed a behavioral systems model presented in Conceptual Models for Nursing Practice (Riehl and Roy, eds., 1973). Johnson's theory addresses two major components: the patient and nursing. The patient is a behavioral system with seven interrelated subsystems. Each subsystem has structural and functional requirements. The structural elements include drive or goal; predisposition to act; choice, alternatives for action; and behavior. The attachment-affiliative subsystem forms the basis for all social organization. The dependency subsystem promotes helping behavior. The biological (ingestive and eliminative) and sexual subsystems have to do with social and psychological functions as well as biological considerations. The function of the achievement subsystem is to attempt to manipulate the environment. The functions of the aggressive subsystem are protection and preservation. Johnson considered that problems in nursing are caused by disturbances in the structure or functions of the subsystems or the system. Her behavioral systems theory provides a conceptual framework for nursing education, practice, and research.
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Johnson has gray hair and wears wildly printed shorts and a safari hat.
The individual moment, regardless of how basic it might seem, is, for Johnson, important in itself but also a part of a fluid and ongoing process.
Johnson and Parsley are also using their houses of worship and affiliated groups to conduct voter registration campaigns and distribute "biased voter 'education' materials to solidity support for Blackwell," states the religious leaders' IRS complaint.
Johnson was passionately in love with his field and in so many ways better than his reputation.
Johnson does not neglect the difficulties that exist in assuming an early origin of the letter but believes that some early writings, such as the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs, I Clement, and the Shepherd of Hermas are well acquainted with James.
Unlike most architects, who never get around in designing their own houses, Johnson did his best work on his own Connecticut estate not just the Glass House, but a pair of galleries for the paintings and sculptures he and Whitney collected.
Philip Johnson celebrated his 95th birthday at the Four Seasons restaurant last week.
He compellingly shows that Johnson was prodding conservative Christian Democrat chancellor Kurt-Georg Kiesinger to ease up on the Cold War rhetoric and reach out to the East Germans.
France subsequently awarded Johnson its highest decoration for bravery, the Croix de Guerre (War Cross) with Gold Palm.
Johnson describes the Clinton years as a decade when every bright light cast a dozen dark shadows.
Johnson appeared in the middle of the ballet with a partner, who alternately raised her high or enfolded her in a ball.

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