Nursing Diagnoses - Definitions and Classification 2015-2017
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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 diagnosesUpdates, changes, and revision to the vast majority of the nursing diagnosis definitions, in particular the Health Promotion and Risk DiagnosesA standardization of diagnostic indicator terms (defining characteristics, related factors, and risk factors) to further aid clarity for readers and cliniciansAll 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 bedsideA new chapter, focusing on Frequently Asked Questions, representing the most common questions received through the NANDA-I website, and at global conferencesFive nursing diagnoses have been re-slotted within the NANDA-I taxonomy, following a review of the current taxonomic structureCoding of all diagnostic indicator terms is now available for those using electronic versions of the terminologyCompanion 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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About the Companion Website

Part 1: Changes to the NANDA International Terminology

T. Heather Herdman

What’s New in the 2015–2017 Edition of Diagnoses and Classification?

Part 2: Nursing Diagnosis

Chapter 1 Nursing Diagnosis Basics
Susan Gallagher-Lepak

Chapter 2 From Assessment to Diagnosis
T. Heather Herdman and Shigemi Kamitsuru

Chapter 3 An Introduction to the NANDA-I Taxonomy
T. Heather Herdman

Chapter 4 NANDA-I Taxonomy II: Specifications and Definitions
T. Heather Herdman

Chapter 5 Frequently Asked Questions
T. Heather Herdman and Shigemi Kamitsuru

Part 3: The NANDA International Nursing Diagnoses

International Considerations on the Use of the NANDA-I Nursing Diagnoses
T. Heather Herdman

Domain 1: Health Promotion

Class 1. Health awareness

Class 2. Health management

Domain 2: Nutrition

Class 1. Ingestion

Class 2. Digestion

Class 3. Absorption

Class 4. Metabolism

Class 5. Hydration

Domain 3: Elimination and Exchange

Class 1. Urinary function

Class 2. Gastrointestinal function

Class 3. Integumentary function

Class 4. Respiratory function

Domain 4: Activity/Rest

Class 1. Sleep/rest

Class 2. Activity/exercise

Class 3. Energy balance

Class 4. Cardiovascular/pulmonary responses

Class 5. Self-care

Domain 5: Perception/Cognition

Class 1. Attention

Class 2. Orientation

Class 3. Sensation/perception

Class 4. Cognition

Class 5. Communication

Domain 6: Self-Perception

Class 1. Self-concept

Class 2. Self-esteem

Class 3. Body image

Domain 7: Role Relationships

Class 1. Caregiving roles

Class 2. Family relationships

Class 3. Role performance

Domain 8: Sexuality

Class 1. Sexual identity

Class 2. Sexual function

Class 3. Reproduction

Domain 9: Coping/Stress Tolerance

Class 1. Post-trauma responses

Class 2. Coping responses

Class 3. Neurobehavioral stress

Domain 10: Life Principles

Class 1. Values

Class 2. Beliefs

Class 3. Value/belief/action congruence

Domain 11: Safety/Protection

Class 1. Infection

Class 2. Physical injury

Class 3. Violence

Class 4. Environmental hazards

Class 5. Defensive processes

Class 6. Thermoregulation

Domain 12: Comfort

Class 1. Physical comfort

Class 2. Environmental comfort

Class 3. Social comfort

Domain 13: Growth/Development

Class 1. Growth

Class 2. Development

Nursing Diagnoses Accepted for Development and Clinical Validation 2015–2017

Part 4: NANDA International, Inc. 2015–2017

NANDA International Position Statements

NANDA International Processes and Procedures for Diagnosis Submission and Review

Glossary of Terms

An Invitation to Join NANDA International



“Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates, two-year technical program students, graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals.”  (Choice, 1 March 2015)