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).
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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.
King (1981) stated, "Although personal systems and social systems influence quality of care, the major elements in a theory of goal attainment are discovered in the interpersonal systems in which two people, who are usually strangers, come together in a health care organization to help and to be helped to maintain a state of health that permits functioning in roles" (p.
After careful analysis of King's Conceptual Framework and Theory of Goal Attainment, it is evident that this model can be implemented in an emergency room setting.