NANDA 2012-2014 Definitions and Classification
• 2012-2014 edition arranged by concepts
• Core reference and the level of evidence for the diagnosis of each
• 16 new diagnoses
• 8 revised diagnosis
• Intended for students, educators, doctors, nurses and administrators informaticians
• Companion website available
A nursing diagnoses is defined as a clinical judgment about individual, family, or community experiences /
responses to actual or potential health problems / life processes. A nursing diagnosis provides the basis for
selection of nursing Interventions to Achieve outcomes for the which the nurse has accountability.
Nursing diagnoses are seen as key to the future of evidence-based, professionally-led nursing care – and
to more effectively meeting the need of Patients. In an era of Increasing electronic patient health records,
Such standardized nursing Terminologies as NANDA-I, NIC and NOC Provide a means of collecting nursing
That data are systematically analysed within and across healthcare Organizations and Provide essential data
for cost / benefit analysis and clinical audit.
Definitions and Classification is the definitive guide to nursing diagnoses, as Reviewed
and approved by NANDA-I. Each nursing diagnoses undergoes a rigorous assessment process by NANDA-I’s
Diagnosis Development Committee, with stringent criteria used to indicate the strength of the underlying
level of evidence.
Each diagnosis comprises a label or name for the diagnosis, a definition, defining characteristics, risk factors
and / or related factors. Further many diagnoses are qualified by terms Such as risk for, effective, ineffective,
impaired, imbalanced, self-care deficit, readiness for, disturbed, Decreased, etc.
The 2012-2014 edition is Arranged by Concept According to Taxonomy II domains, ieHealth promotion,
Nutrition, Elimination and Exchange, Activity / Rest, Perception / Cognition, Self-perception, role relationships,
Sexuality, Coping / Stress tolerance, Life Principles, Safety / Protection, Comfort, and Growth / development.
The 2012-2014 edition contains revised chapters on NANDA-I taxonomy, and slotting of diagnoses into
NANDA & NNN taxonomies, diagnostic reasoning & conceptual clarity, and submission of new / revised
diagnoses. New chapters are provided on the use of nursing diagnoses in education, clinical practice,
electronic health records, nursing & health care administration, and research. A companion website hosts