Changes in the ICNP® Version 1.0 from Beta 2

Woi Hyun S. Hong, Amy Coenen, Nicholas Hardiker, Claudia Bartz

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The International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP ®) Programme focuses on terminology for nursing practice and acknowledges that nursing practice is not static but changing and dynamic. A number of major revisions were made to the Beta 2 to develop the ICNP ® Version 1.0. Although the Beta 2 Version functioned to compare and combine data from different sources, there were many recommendations for improvement. In this paper, we examined the ICNP® Version 1.0 and identified the changes from the Beta 2 Version. A major change was the use of new technology for development of the ICNP® Version 1.0 using description logics. Another change to the new version is the single classification structure that was refined into representation of a 7 Axis Model. The new coding system and new guidelines for composing statements that were developed using an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConsumer-Centered Computer-Supported Care for Healthy People
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of NI2006
EditorsHyeoun-Ae Park, Peter Murray, Connie Delaney
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781607501770
ISBN (Print)9781586036225
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Congress on Nursing Informatics - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 9 Jun 200621 Jun 2006
Conference number: 9

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference9th International Congress on Nursing Informatics
Abbreviated titleNI 2006
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
Internet address


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