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NANDA-I NURSING DIAGNOSES: Definitions & Classification 2009-2011. Click here to buy.

NANDA International Logo NANDA International has approved more than 200 diagnoses for clinical use, testing, and refinement. A dynamic, international process of diagnosis review and classification approves and updates terms and definitions for identified human responses. NANDA International has developed a nursing practice taxonomy with domain and class structure. A second taxonomy, the NNN Taxonomy, developed in collaboration with the Nursing Classification Center at the University of Iowa (USA), allows for the placement of NANDA International diagnoses in an organizing framework that accommodates interventions and outcomes from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) and the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC), thus creating a comprehensive language system capable of documenting nursing care in a safe standardized manner. (NANDA International, 2005)

NANDA International Logo A nursing diagnosis is "a clinical judgment about individual, family, or community responses to actual or potential health problems/life processes. A nursing diagnosis provides the basis for selection of nursing interventions to achieve outcomes for which the nurse has accountability" (NANDA International, 2009) Nursing Diagnoses are both actual (including problems and health promotion foci) and potential (at risk for development). The elements of an actual NANDA-I diagnosis are the label, the definition of the diagnosis, the defining characteristics (signs and symptoms), and the related factors (causative or associated). The elements of a potential diagnosis as defined by NANDA are the label, definition, and the associated risk factors. (NANDA, NOC, and NIC Linkages, 2nd Edition, 2006)

NANDA International has international networks in Brazil, Ecuador, and Nigeria/Ghana, as well as a German-language Group; other countries and/or language groups interested in forming a NANDA International Network should contact the Executive Director of NANDA International at NANDA-I also has collaborative links with nursing terminology societies around the world such as the Japanese Society of Nursing Diagnoses (JSND), the Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes (ACENDIO), the Asociacíon Española de Nomenclatura, Taxonomia y Diagnóstico de Enfermeria (AENTDE) and the Association Francophone Européenne des Diagnostics Interventions Résuitats Infi rmiers (AFEDI). (NANDA International , 2005)

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