Johnson’s Behavioral System Model and Its Applications HW

Discuss the five core principles of Dorothy Johnson’s Behavioral Systems Model.

Identify the eight subsystems of Dorothy Johnson’s Behavioral Systems Model and discuss their interrelationship.

Describe Johnson’s definition of person, environment, health, and nursing.

Discuss the role of the Behavioral Systems Model in nursing practice, administration, research, and education.

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Introducing the Theorist Dorothy Johnson

Born August 21, 1919, in Savannah, Georgia
Serves as faculty member
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
UCLA 1949–1978
Died in 1999
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Education

Earned an Associates in Arts Degree from Armstrong Junior College in Savannah, Georgia in 1938
Earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Vanderbilt University in 1942.
Earned a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard in 1948
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Johnson Behavioral System Model (JBSM) Overview

Evolved from philosophical ideas, theory, and research; her clinical background; and many years of thought, discussions, and writing
Influences:
Florence Nightingale
Systems theory
Developmental theory
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Five Core Principals

Wholeness and Order
Stabilization
Reorganization
Hierarchic Interaction
Dialectical Contradiction
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Wholeness and Order
Developmental analogy of wholeness and order is continuity and identity.
Continuity and change can exist across the life span.
Continuity is in the relationship of the parts rather than in their individuality.
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Stabilization

Dynamic systems respond to contextual changes by either a homeostatic or homeorhetic process.
Set point maintained by altering internal conditions to compensate for changes in external conditions.
Nurses act as external regulators.
Monitor patient response, looking for successful adaptation to occur.
Nurses intervene to help patient restore behavioral system balance.
Intervention is not needed if behavioral system balance returns.

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