Comparative analysis of Orem's and King's theories


  • Somchit Hanucharumkul PhD RN

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    1. Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
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Somchit Hanucharumkul, Department of Nursmg Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi, Hospital Rama 6 Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand.


Dorothea Orem and Imogene King are two nursing theorists who are contributing significantly to the development of nursing knowledge This paper compares the similarities and differences in their strategies for theory development, their views of nursing metaparadigm concepts, and their theories of nursing system and goal attainment in terms of scope, usefulness, and their unique contribution to nursing science