King And Myra Levine Have Created Theories That Have Helped Define The Role Of Nursing Today
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Imogene King and Myra Levine have created theories that have helped define the role of nursing today. This paper will discuss King’s Conceptual System and provide an example of a nurse-patient interaction using King’s theory. Myra Levine developed the Conservation Model and this paper will demonstrate the application of this theory in a case study.
King’s Conceptual System
Three Systems According to George 2011, the function of a conceptual system is to give support for arranging ideas in an organized manor that provides meaning. King’s conceptual system was based on the three following systems, personal, interpersonal and social. These systems were interacting and helped form the Goal Attainment Theory. Personal system focuses on the individual (nurse, patient, and provider) and contains the following concepts: perception, self, growth and development, environment, body image, and in earlier versions space and time were also included. Perception is considered the major concept and related to the individual’s senses, memory and how data is interpreted. Self includes the thoughts and feelings about being a person. Growth and development relates to the change in behavior and this can be predictable and influenced by life experience, genetic makeup and environment. Body image is how one perceives their body and how others may react to their body. The second system is the interpersonal system and this is formed by humans interacting or when personal systems come