Imogene King - General System's Framework


Imogene King

General System's Framework

"King's conceptual model includes three types of dynamic, interacting systems: personal systems (represented by individuals), interpersonal systems (represented by such dyadic interactions as nurse-patient dialogue), and social systems (represented by larger institutions such as hospitals and families)." Polit & Henderson p. 102

King, I. M. (1971). Toward a theory of nursing: General concepts of human behavior. New York: Wiley.

King, I. M. (1981). A theory for nursing: Systems, concepts, process. New York: Wiley.

Austin, J. K. & Champion, V. L. (1983). King's theory for nursing: Explication and evaluation. In P. L. Chinn (Ed.), Advances in nursing theory development (pp. 49-61). Rockville, MD: Aspen Systems.

King, I. M. (1987). King's theory of goal attainment. In R. R. Parse (Ed.), Nursing science: Major paradigms, theories, and critiques (pp. 107-113). Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.

King, I. M. (1989). King's general system framework and theory. In J. P. Riehl-Sisca (Ed.), Conceptual models for nursing practice (3rd ed., pp. 149-166). Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange.

Coker, E. B., & Schreiber, R. (1990). Implementing King's conceptual framework at the bedside. In M. E. Parker (Ed.), Nursing theories in practice (pp. 85-102). New York: National League for Nursing.

King, I. M. (1990). King's conceptual framework and theory of goal attainment. In M. E. Parker (Ed.), Nursing theories in practice (pp. 73-84). New York: National League of Nursing.

Burney, M. A. (1992). King and Neuman: In search of the nursing paradigm. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 17 (5), 601-603.

King, I. M. (1992). King's theory of goal attainment. Nursing Science Quarterly, 5 (1), 19-26.

Frey, M. A., & Sieloff, C. L. (Eds.). (1995). Advancing King's systems framework and theory of nursing. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Sieloff, C. L. (1995). Imogene King: A conceptual framework for nursing. In C. M. McQuiston & A. A. Webb (Eds.), Foundations of nursing theory: Contributions of 12 key theorists (pp. 36-87). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Frey, M. A. (1996). King's systems framework for nursing. In J. J. Fitzpatrick & A. L. Whall (Eds.). Conceptual models of nursing: Analysis and application (3rd ed., pp. 225-242). Stamford, CT: Appleton & Lange.

Sieloff, C. L., Ackermann, M. L., Brink, S. A., Clanton, J. A., Jones, C. G., Tomey, A. M., et al, (1998). Imogene King: Systems framework and theory of goal attainment. In A. M. Tomey & M. R. Alligood (Eds.), Nursing theorists and their work (4th ed., pp. 300-319). St. Louis: Mosby.

King, I. M. (1999). A theory of goal attainment: Philosophical and ethical implications. Nursing Science Quarterly, 12 (4), 292-296.

Fawcett, J. (2001). The nurse theorists: 21st century updates - Imogene M. King. Nursing Science Quarterly, 14 (4), 311-315.

Frey, M. A., Sieloff, C. L., & Norris, D. M. (2002). King's conceptual system and theory of goal attainment: Past, present, and future. Nursing Science Quarterly, 15 (2), 107-112.

Goodwin, Z., Kiehl, E. M., & Peterson, J. Z. (2002). King's theory as a foundation for an advance directive decision-making model. Nursing Science Quarterly 15 (3), 237-241.

Norris, D. M., & Frey, M. A. (2002). King's interacting systems framework and theory in nursing practice. In M. R. Alligood & A. M. Tomey (Eds.), Nursing theory utilization and application (2nd ed., pp. 173-196). St. Louis: Mosby.

Messmer, P. R. (2006). Professional model of care: Using King's theory of goal attainment. Nursing Science Quarterly, 19(3), 227. doi:10.1177/0894318406289887

King, I. M. (2007). King's conceptual system, theory of goal attainment and transaction process in the 21st century. Nursing Science Quarterly, 20 (2), 109-111.

Sieloff, C.L., & Frey, M.A. (2007). Middle Range Theory Development Using King's Conceptual System. New York, NY: Springer.

Clarke, P. N., Killeen, M. B., Messmer, P. R., & Sieloff, C. L. (2009). Imogene M. King's scholars reflect on her wisdom and influence on nursing science. Nursing Science Quarterly, 22(2), 128.