Nursing diagnosis--a language of nursing; a language for powerful communication.

@article{Hootman1996NursingDL,
  title={Nursing diagnosis--a language of nursing; a language for powerful communication.},
  author={Janis Hootman},
  journal={The Journal of school nursing : the official publication of the National Association of School Nurses},
  year={1996},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={19-23}
}
  • Janis Hootman
  • Published 1996 in
    The Journal of school nursing : the official…
Nurses are required by practice standards to be competent diagnosticians. We must be able to complete the diagnostic process and utilize the diagnostic language. Nursing diagnosis, a language developed by nurses, specifies the independent domain of our professional practice: the identification of clients' responses to actual or potential health problems, or life processes. The language describes our students' and families' health issues and specifies that the focus of nursing is holistic and… CONTINUE READING

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