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King

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Imogene M. Nursing educator, administrator, researcher, and practitioner. She developed a conceptual framework for nursing at a time when nursing was striving for status as a science and for recognition as a legitimate profession. From her conceptual system, a theory of goal attainment was derived, within which she developed a transaction process model that makes her theory a middle range theory. Her ideas have been tested in research and used by practitioners and educators. Several other theories have been derived from her conceptual system.

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Earl J., Canadian biochemist, 1901-1962. See: King unit, King-Armstrong unit.

King, Imogene

(1923-2007), a nursing theorist who introduced her theory of goal attainment in her book, Toward a Theory for Nursing (1971). King defines nursing as a process of human interactions between nurse and patients who communicate to set goals and then agree to meet the goals. King's conceptual framework specifies three interacting systems: personal system, interpersonal system, and social system. She believes that the patient is a personal system within a social system, coexisting through interpersonal processes with other personal systems. The nurse and patient perceive each other and the situation, act and react, interact, and transact. From her major concepts (interaction, perception, communication, transaction, role, stress, growth and development, and time and space), she derives her theory of goal attainment. King describes nursing as a discipline and an applied science, with emphasis on the derivation of nursing knowledge from other disciplines. She suggests that the patient's and nurse's perceptions, judgments, and actions lead to reaction, interaction, and transaction, which she calls the process of nursing.
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There was nothing, then, for the King to do but wait.
For the King was of his person and stature a man right manly strong.
For an instant the King stood as tense and white as though the hand of death had reached out and touched his heart with its icy fingers.
The dead King John, though hated by all others, he had loved, but with the dead King's bones De Vac's loyalty to the house he served had been buried in the Cathedral of Worcester.
I go to bring my medicines, men of the king," I answered.
said the King, who had forgotten this fact; "but you are very rude to remind me of it.
The king was short of stature -- he was scarcely five feet two inches: but his youth made up for this defect, set off likewise by great nobleness in all his movements, and by considerable address in all bodily exercises.
The king, seeing him, called him, made him sit by his side, and showed him every mark of honour.
Ring was now in far greater esteem with the King than before, and Red was all the more discontented.
Then must the spectators relieve their tense spirits by great cheering; while the King looked mighty proud of his skilled bowmen.
The king overheard these words and turned around with tears in his eyes.
In that case, then, it was you whom the king called some name or other.