The Theory Of Goal Attainment

1251 WordsNov 21, 20146 Pages
Part A In addition to the cultural care theory is there any other evidence of theory application in the case story above? Present and describe. The Theory of Goal Attainment was developed by Imogene King in the early 1960s. It describes a dynamic, interpersonal relationship in which a patient grows and develops to attain certain life goals. King’s concepts are essential in aiding nurses in the nurse-patient relationship. She developed a general systems framework where the framework refers to the three interacting systems -individual or personal, group or interpersonal, and society or social. The interpersonal system is a concept that associated best with the case study. Part of the components include: interaction, communication, transition, role, and stress. Collaboration and communication between nurses and patients is important for goal attainment. Imogene King defines communication as, “a vehicle by which human relations are developed and maintained” (Parker, 2005, p. 239). Although there is no explicit mention of a goal, there seems to be two that I can identify. The nurse practitioners had a goal to gauge the effectiveness of group medical visits on hemoglobin A1C, blood pressure, and LDL cholesterol measurements/values. By the patients meeting on a bi-weekly basis, it’s safe to infer that their goal was to see the effectiveness of the change suggested by the health care professionals. The interventions manifested a drop in hemoglobin A1C, blood pressure, and LDL
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