nursing history

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a systematic account of events.
case history see case history.
health history a holistic assessment of all factors affecting a patient's health status, including information about social, cultural, familial, and economic aspects of the patient's life as well as any other component of the patient's life style that affects health and well-being. The health history is designed to assess the effects of health care deviations on the patient and the family, to evaluate teaching needs, and to serve as the basis of an individualized plan for addressing wellness.
medical history information obtained from the patient to aid in establishing a medical diagnosis and developing a treatment plan.
nursing history a written record providing data for assessing the nursing care needs of a patient.

nurs·ing his·to·ry

(nŭrs'ing his'tŏr-ē)
A comprehensive set of information about a patient's medical history, including the history of the present illness, as well as the person's psychosocial and spiritual history; used as the basis for nursing diagnosis and development of a care plan.

nursing history

The first step of the assessment stage of the nursing process that leads to development of a nursing care plan. Valuable information can be obtained from this history, and reactions to previous hospitalization can be recorded and utilized in managing the patient's care during the current stay.
See also: history
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By taking more time with our patients, using a concise but efficient nursing history, we can enhance the nurse/patient relationship and help improve the level of patient trust in staff.
Records of a proud profession: A guide to record on nursing in New York State at the Bellevue Alumnae Center for Nursing History.
Two other important sources in this time period are the Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives and the New Zealand Gazette, both relevant to nursing history.
Foundation of New York State Nurses Center for Nursing Research, Bellevue Alumnae Center for Nursing History.
Engaging with nursing history necessarily depends on the availability of historical research relevant to different nursing interests.
She also initiated the "Celebrate Nursing" column in RNFormation to highlight nursing history and presented a poster on nursing's historic and ongoing involvement in health care reform for the American Association for the History of Nursing.
Luke's Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Center for Public Education and the Bellevue Alumnae Center for Nursing History.
Unpublished paper given at the Agnes Dillon Randolph International Nursing History Conference, March 20-21, 2009, Charlottesville, VA.
65) Katy Dawley, 'American nurse-midwifery: a hyphenated profession with a conflicted identity', Nursing History Review, vol.
This may indicate an abnormal nursing history, most likely being weaned too early," says Dr.
Beginning by examining how they became interested in nursing history and historiography, nurse historians Lewenson (Pace U.
I planned to talk about the fabulous nursing history in this particular hospital and in this particular community.

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