Dorothy Johnson - Behavioral System Model


Dorothy Johnson 1919-1999

Behavioral System Model

"Johnson's model focuses on a behavioral system (the patient), its subsystems, and its environment."  Polit & Herderson p. 102

Johnson, D. E. (1943). Learning to know people. American Journal of Nursing, 43(3), 248-252.

Johnson, D. E. (1959a). A philosophy of nursing. Nursing Outlook, 7(4), 198-200.

Johnson, D. E. (1959b). The nature of nursing science. Nursing Outlook, 7(5), 291-294.

Johnson, D. E. (1961). The significance of nursing care. American Journal of Nursing, 61(11), 63-66.

Johnson, D. E. (1968). Theory in nursing: Borrowed and unique. Nursing Research, 17(3), 206-209.

Johnson, D. E. (1974). Development of a theory: A requisite for nursing as a primary health profession. Nursing Research, 23(5), 372-377.

Damus, K. (1980). An application of the Johnson behavior system model for nursing practice. In J. P. Riehl & C. Roy (Eds.), Conceptual models for nursing practice (2nd. ed., pp. 274-289). New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts.

Grubbs, J. (1980). An interpretation of the Johnson behavioral system model for nursing practice. In J. P. Riehl & C. Roy (Eds.), Conceptual models for nursing practice (2nd. ed., pp. 217-254). New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts.

Holaday, B. (1980). Implementing the Johnson model for nursing practice. In  J. P. Riehl & C. Roy (Eds.), Conceptual models for nursing practice (2nd ed., pp. 255-263). New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts.

Johnson, D. E. (1980). The behavioral system model for nursing.  In  J. P. Riehl & C. Roy (Eds.),  Conceptual models for nursing practice (2nd ed., pp. 207-216).  New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts.

Johnson, D. E. (1990). The behavioral system model for nursing.  In M. E. Parker (Ed.), Nursing theories in practice (pp. 23-32). New York: National League for Nursing.

Small, B. (1980). Nursing visually impaired children with Johnson' model as a conceptual framework.  In J. P. Riehl & C. Roy (Eds.), Conceptual models for nursing practice  (2nd ed., pp. 264-273). New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts.

Holaday, B., Turner-Henson, A., & Swan, J. (1996). The Johnson behavioral system model: Explaining activities of chronically ill children. In P. H. Walker & B. M. Neuman (Eds.),  Blueprint for use of nursing models: Education, research, practice and administration (pp.33-63). New York: National League for Nursing.

Wilkerson, S. A., & Loveland-Cherry, C. J. (1996). Johnson's behavioral system model. In J. J. Fitzpatrick & A.L. Whall (Eds.), Conceptual models of nursing: Analysis and application (3rd ed., pp. 89-109). Stamford, CT: Appleton & Lange.

Johnson, D. E. (1997). Author's comments. In L. H. Nichol (Ed.), Perspectives on nursing theory (3rd ed., pp 225-405). Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven.

Brown, V. M., Conner, S. S., Harbour, L. S., Magers, J. A., & Watt, J. K. (1998). Dorothy E. Johnson: Behavioral system model. In A. M. Tomey & M. R. Alligood (Eds.), Nursing theorists and their work (4th ed., pp. 227-242). St. Louis: Mosby.

Holaday, B. (2002). Johnson's behavioral system model in nursing practice. In M. R. Alligood & A. M. Tomey (Eds.), Nursing theory utilization and application (2nd ed., 149-171). St. Louis: Mosby.