North American Nursing Diagnosis Association


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North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA)

a professional organization of registered nurses created in 1982. The purpose of the organization is "to develop, refine, and promote a taxonomy of nursing diagnostic terminology of general use to the professional."

North A·mer·i·can Nurs·ing Di·ag·no·sis As·so·ci·a·tion

(NANDA) (nōrth ă-mer'i-kăn nŭrs'ing dī-ăg-nō'sis ă-sō'sē-ā'shŭn)
nursing Organization for development and classification of nursing diagnoses.
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The North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) is a non-profit, voluntary association of nurses that promotes the nursing profession through the development, refinement, classification and use of nursing language.
2] It has been endorsed, in one way or another, by the Order of Nurses of Quebec, the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, the American Nurses Association, and the Colleges of Nurses of Ontario, eighty colleges and universities, and the National Institute of Health (NIH), U.
The North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) includes the category "spiritual distress" as a nursing diagnosis (Trice, 1990).

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