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Nursing Diagnoses 2015-17: Definitions and Classification Paperback – Oct 6 2014
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“Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates, two-year technical program students, graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals.” (Choice, 1 March 2015)
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Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification is the definitive guide to nursing diagnoses, as reviewed and approved by NANDA-I. The 2015–2017 edition of the classic and internationally recognised text has been rigorously updated and revised, and now provides more linguistically congruent diagnoses as a result of the Diagnostic Development Committee’s attentiveness to understanding the translation of the diagnostic label, definition, defining characteristics, related factors, and risk factors. Each of the 235 diagnoses presented are supported by definitions as well as defining characteristics and related factors, or risk factors. Each new and revised diagnosis is based on the latest global evidence, and approved by expert nurse diagnosticians, researchers, and educators.
New to this edition:
- 26 brand new nursing diagnoses and 13 revised diagnoses
- Updates, changes, and revision to the vast majority of the nursing diagnosis definitions, in particular the Health Promotion and Risk Diagnoses
- A standardization of diagnostic indicator terms (defining characteristics, related factors, and risk factors) to further aid clarity for readers and clinicians
- All introductory chapters are written at an undergraduate nursing level, and provide critical information needed for nurses to understand assessment, its link to diagnosis, and the purpose and use of taxonomic structure for the nurse at the bedside
- A new chapter, focusing on Frequently Asked Questions, representing the most common questions received through the NANDA-I website, and at global conferences
- Five nursing diagnoses have been re-slotted within the NANDA-I taxonomy, following a review of the current taxonomic structure
- Coding of all diagnostic indicator terms is now available for those using electronic versions of the terminology
- Companion website featuring references from the book, video presentations, teaching tips, and links to taxonomy history and diagnosis submission/review process description
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When I was in nursing school I thought the nursing diagnoses were a pain in the butt and a waste of time. They are also not used in all inpatient facilities when creating active care plans for patients. However, where I find them to be golden is in the outpatient setting, specifically for nurse practitioner run clinics and private practices.
Depending on state licensure laws NP's still have to be cautious about diagnosing disease or other issues as it can still be considered solely a physicians domain. Working with your nursing dx instead of traditional physician model dx you can better protect yourself and assure you are working within your scope of practice should the worst ever happen and your license is investigated. Even in states where this is not an issue there is huge benefit to nursing dx as they cover far more "real people issues" than the dx offered by the physician medical model. As nurses we focus on the whole person - every aspect of their being and how it is affected by their current situation (not just specific to the injury or disease). Nursing dx cover this holistic view and create a nice, standardized framework for listing or describing your client's problems, challenges and issues that either need to be addressed or that impact the overall status and outcomes for the client.
As a Holistic Nurse Practitioner I find nursing dx invaluable to my private practice. This book helps me find a descriptive framework that can be readily understood by my colleagues in nursing and that covers the many and varied issues that I consider when working with a client. In my practice, and that of most other NP's and outpatient RN's, a ready made careplan or suggested careplan is not required, as it is the combination of our nursing knowledge, abilities and skills aligned with whatever nursing theoretical framework we use, that determines the client's careplan. For example, my nursing theoretical framework is primarily informed by Watson's Human Caring & Holistic Nursing. My careplan may look quite different than that of a nurse who works within a different framework.
If you are a student seeking nursing dx with careplans then this is not going to give you what you seek. If you are a working RN or NP this is a great resource to have, listing each dx and the criteria involved.
Nonetheless, I am told this will be a very useful and important reference to me in my Nursing program.
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