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Expert nursing diagnoses. The link between nursing care plans and patient classification systems.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
JONA The Journal of Nursing Administration
0002-0443
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
21
Issue
1
Pages
31–39
Identifiers
PMID: 1987340
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The two main tools used by the nurse in organizing and managing patient care are nursing care plans and the patient classification system. The author presents an overview of a novel approach that links these two tools through the use of expert nursing diagnoses and then applies the development and use of expert nursing diagnoses to the psychiatric setting. The author also describes the methodology used to develop the related patient classification, clarifies the validation procedure, gives examples of the final product, and considers the application and potential value of the total approach.

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