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Nursing classification and terminology systems

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Evelyn Hovenga
A number of terminologies exist that represent concepts of relevance to nurses, although none of these is in use by Australian nurses. Without consensus, nursing language and definitions incorporated in clinical information systems now being implemented will continue to vary considerably. The result will be an inability to compare nursing practice, or to aggregate data for research purposes, or to collect national statistical data to demonstrate the significance of nurses' contributions to health care. This article provides an international historical overview of nursing terminology developments relative to what is happening in Australia, brief reviews of the many available nursing terminologies, an update of this work relative to activities being undertaken towards the development and adoption of standards, and a discussion about desirable future research and development activities.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

31

Issue

1

Start Page

1

End Page

10

Number of Pages

10

ISSN

1322-4913

Location

Australia

Publisher

Health Information Management Association of Australia

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

No

Journal

Health information management journal.

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