Turkish Journal of
Cardiovascular Nursing
Case Report

A Case of Heart Failure in the Framework of King's Theory of Goal Attainment


Ege Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi, İç Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Ana Bilim Dalı, İzmir


Ege Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi İç Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Ana Bilim Dalı (Emekli Öğretim Üyesi), İzmir


Ege University İzmir Atatürk School Of Health Sciences, İzmir, Turkey

Turkish Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 2017; 8: 63-70
DOI: 10.5543/khd.2017.83007
Read: 591 Downloads: 164 Published: 18 April 2022

Through the use of theories and models in nursing, the quality of nursing education and care has been increased and it has been guided to develop applications based on holistic care. It is very important that the new models, which provide increased quality of care, can be transferred to practice. One of the models that can be applied in many chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and heart failure is Imogene King's "Theory of Goal Attainment". The theory provides a broader range of classical nursing care by introducing the critical thinking process in nursing care and can enable more effective and rapid symptom management in the disease process where multiple symptoms such as heart failure a represent. In addition; the participation of the individual in his or her care is ensured, it is determined that short-term and long-term goals, the extent to which these goals sare achieved and the short comings in reaching to the goals in Theory of Goal Attainment. Therefore, it is thought that it can be an effective model in diseases where it is very necessary for lifestyle changes and the patient to take care of himself/herself such as heart failure. So, from all the sethoughts, the goal is developing an example of care management for heart failure patients with in the frame work of the Theory of Goal Attainment.

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