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NANDA nursing diagnoses Source Information

Web site
http://www.nanda.org/Marketplace/NANDAIPublications.aspx

Authority
The NANDA Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification was developed and is maintained by NANDA International (formerly the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association).

Purpose
Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification provides a standardized classification system for diagnoses made by nurses.

Description
The current version, Taxonomy II, was published in 2002 and organizes diagnoses hierarchically into 46 classes within 13 domains. The 13 domains are:

  1. Activity/Rest
  2. Comfort
  3. Coping/Stress Tolerance
  4. Elimination
  5. Growth/Development
  6. Health Promotion
  7. Life Principles
  8. Nutrition
  9. Perception/Cognition
  10. Role Relationships
  11. Safety/Protection
  12. Self-perception
  13. Sexuality

Domains, classes, and diagnoses include definitions. Diagnoses also include defining characteristics and related factors, and risk diagnoses include risk factors.

Audience
Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification is used by health care agencies, nursing education programs, and researchers.

Update Frequency
Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification is updated every two years.

Metathesaurus Update Frequency
Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification was last updated in the Metathesaurus in 2004.

Sites Consulted

  1. [NANDA Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification, 2009-2011 Edition] [Internet]. Indianapolis: Wiley-Blackwell; [cited 2010 Mar 8]. Available from: http://www.nanda.org/Portals/0/PDFs/NANDA-I%20Pubs/New_Book_Nov_4_08.pdf