Clinical Judgements & Decision-making: Nursing Diagnosis

Geraldine Lyte, Alan Glasper (Editor), Jim Richardson (Editor), Gillian McEwing (Editor)

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    Nursing diagnosis is a clinical judgement which describes how an individual or group of people respond to health problems or other health related experiences. It forms part of any assessment process and provides the basis for nursing, collaborative and/or client-led decisions for care. A medical diagnosis, by comparison, usually describes what the health problem is. Nursing diagnosis is recognised as an essential element of both first level and advanced practice roles, internationally.There are North American and European classifications of commonly used nursing diagnoses, although children and young people (CYP)-specific diagnoses have been less common until recently.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Number of pages2
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


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