Johnson’s conceptualization of nursing is based on the premise that nursing has a unique, independent contribution to
healthcare that is distinct from its delegated dependent contributions. All contributions delegated to nurses and unique to
patient care and cure are significant, but, as professionals, nurses are obligated to articulate and communicate to the public
their primary mission and their nursing goals as well as their secondary mission that is delegated from medicine. Although
nurses perform functions related to delegated medical care, the essence of nursing, it’s central mission, should lie in “nursing
care.” Asserted that what differentiates nursing from medicine and other health sciences is its perspective of a nursing client as
a behavioral system. A behavioral system of Johnson’s model, composed of 7 subsystems (each of which have a structural and
functional component), in which the functional outcome is observed behavior. A behavioral system with patterned, repetitive,
and purposeful ways of behaving that link him to the environment. An individual’s specific response patterns form an organized
and integrated whole. A person is a system of interdependent parts that requires some regularity and adjustment to maintain a
balance. In this review, Dorothy Johnson’ view on nursing and its importance of nursing care are explicated.
Nilgün Kahraman has graduated from the Department of Nursing, Hacettepe University in 2010. She has worked as a Nurse at Dr. Zekai Tahir Burak Women’s Health Research and Education Hospital. She started working as a Research Assistant at the Kastamonu University. Then, she worked at the Hacettepe University, Faculty of Nursing in the Department of Psychiatry Nursing. Currently, she is doing her PhD from Hacettepe University.