This study uses King's interacting systems framework and theory of goal attainment to investigate the effectiveness of implementing clinical pathways for patients undergoing transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), Pakistan.
King first published her conceptual framework in 1971 and further developed it into the theory of goal attainment in 1981 (Johson and Webber 2001).
Central concepts in the theory of goal attainment are perception, communication, interaction, transaction, self, role, growth and development, stressors/stress, time and space.
Although there have been few changes to the conceptual system or theory of goal attainment since 1981, King and others have provided ongoing discussion and clarification of these theoretical and philosophical positions through debates in nursing journals and presentations (King 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000; Norris and Frey 2001).
The theoretical framework for its development was built upon Maslow's hierarchy of needs and Imogene King's theory of goal attainment.
In essence, King's theory of goal attainment builds on the Maslow hierarchy, applying it to nursing by intertwining personal, interpersonal, and social systems theory within a framework that emphasizes learning, theory development, and enhanced self esteem of the learner (26).
King's theory of goal attainment as a framework for managed care implementation in a hospital setting, Nursing Science Quarterly, 7(4), 170-173.
King's theory of goal attainment, Nursing Science Quarterly, 5, 19-26.
This paper gives an overview of King's Conceptual Framework and Theory of Goal Attainment and applies the theory to emergency and rural nursing.
King's Conceptual Framework and Theory of Goal Attainment and use of the model in an emergency room setting are discussed.
The three systems that constitute King's conceptual framework provided the basis for the development of her Theory of Goal Attainment.
The relationships between these three systems led to King's Theory of Goal Attainment.