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Running head: Imogene King’s Theory Critique1Imogene King’s Theory CritiqueBree Turner-NielsenMaryville UniversityNurs 600I chose Imogene King's Theory of Goal-Attainment because I use similar techniques inmy nursing career. The analysis of Imogene King's Goal-Attainment Theory I will be using is theChinn and Kramer's 2010 model. King's theory emphasizes perceptions, communications,interactions, and transactions between nurses and clients as part of mutual goal-setting to achievea state of health (King, 2007). I used the Chinn and Kramer model in conducting the critique,which guided thorough access into King's theory, defined as "creative and rigorous structuring of
Running head: Imogene King’s Theory Critique2ideas that projects a tentative, purposeful, and systematic view of phenomena" (Meleis, 2018).This model, developed by Peggy Chinn and Maenoa Kramer in 1983, utilizes a two-step processto evaluate and divide theories into theory description and critical reflection. The Theorydescription contains the purpose, concepts, definitions, relationships, structure, and assumptions.The Critical reflection analyzes the purpose of the theory utilizing questions of clarity, simplicity,generalizability, accessibility, and importance. (Meleis, 2018).The purpose of the nurse-patient interaction is essential in establishing a relationship andsetting mutual goals. The model focuses on nurse-patient interactions in the interpersonal system(environment), resulting in the transactions of goal achievement (health). The nurse must

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