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Imogene King developed the Theory of Goal Attachment (TGA). This theory focuses onthe communication between nurses and patients. Once a relationship between the nurse andpatient is built the two can communicate to set goals together and work together to achieve thosegoals. King believes that working together in setting and achieving goals will create betteroutcomes for the patient. King believes “when a nurse and patient do not perceive each other, thesituation, or communicate information, transactions are not made, goals are not attained”(Meleis, 2012, p. 167). TGA focuses on three interacting systems: individual, interpersonal, andsocial systems. As nurses we use interpersonal systems most because our goal is to care for ourpatients as best as possible and to do so we need to build a trusting nurse-patient relationship.Building this relationship is done by concepts that include interaction, communication,transaction, role, and stress. This theory is used every day in nursing practice because we build

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Nursing, Interpersonal relationship, Imogene King, Margaret Newman, Theory of Goal Attachment

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