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Research on diagnostic reasoning in nursing.

Authors
  • Radwin, L E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nursing diagnosis : ND : the official journal of the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1990
Volume
1
Issue
2
Pages
70–77
Identifiers
PMID: 2192752
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

NANDA has traditionally complemented its work on the development and clinical testing of nursing diagnoses with concurrent interest in nurses' diagnostic reasoning processes. This literature review describes studies in diagnostic reasoning, including research based on the information processing model, research examining the role of intuition, and research using grounded theory to study the diagnosis of specific patient conditions. The review presents a synthesis of the research to date, and common themes in these diverse studies are identified. This review emphasizes research in nursing, although pertinent findings from cognitive psychology and medicine are included. Suggestions for future work in diagnostic reasoning are offered.

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