From the Back Cover
Nursing diagnoses are seen as key to the future of evidence-based, professionally-led nursing care – and to more effectively meeting the needs of patients. In an era of increasing electronic patient health records, standardized nursing terminologies such as NANDA-I, NIC and NOC provide a means of collecting nursing data that are systematically analysed within and across healthcare organizations and provide essential data for cost/benefit analysis and clinical audit.
Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification is the definitive guide to nursing diagnoses, as reviewed and approved by NANDA-I. Each nursing diagnosis undergoes a rigorous assessment process by NANDA-I’s Diagnosis Development Committee, with stringent criteria used to indicate the strength of the underlying level of evidence.
Each diagnosis comprises a label or name for the diagnosis, a definition, defining characteristics, risk factors and/or related factors.
The 2012–2014 edition is arranged by concept according to Taxonomy II domains, i.e. Health promotion, Nutrition, Elimination and exchange, Activity/Rest, Perception/Cognition, Self-perception, Role relationships, Sexuality, Coping/Stress tolerance, Life principles, Safety/Protection, Comfort, and Growth/Development. It contains revised chapters on NANDA-I taxonomy, and slotting of diagnoses into NANDA and NNN taxonomies, diagnostic reasoning and conceptual clarity, and submission of new/revised diagnoses. New chapters are provided on the use of nursing diagnoses in education, clinical practice, electronic health records, nursing and health care administration, and research. A companion website hosts related resources.
- Core references and level of evidence for each diagnosis
- 16 new diagnoses
- 8 revised diagnoses
- Aimed at students, educators, clinicians, nurse administrators and informaticians
- Companion website available at www.wiley.com/go/nursingdiagnoses