Harmonising nursing terminologies using a conceptual framework

Kay Jansen, Tae Youn Kim, Amy Coenen, Virginia Saba, Nicholas Hardiker

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Abstract

The International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP®) and the Clinical Care Classification (CCC) System are standardised nursing terminologies that identify discrete elements of nursing practice, including nursing diagnoses, interventions, and outcomes. While CCC uses a conceptual framework or model with 21 Care Components to classify these elements, ICNP, built on a formal Web Ontology Language (OWL) description logic foundation, uses a logical hierarchical framework that is useful for computing and maintenance of ICNP. Since the logical framework of ICNP may not always align with the needs of nursing practice, an informal framework may be a more useful organisational tool to represent nursing content. The purpose of this study was to classify ICNP nursing diagnoses using the 21 Care Components of the CCC as a conceptual framework to facilitate usability and inter-operability of nursing diagnoses in electronic health records. Findings resulted in all 521 ICNP diagnoses being assigned to one of the 21 CCC Care Components. Further research is needed to validate the resulting product of this study with practitioners and develop recommendations for improvement of both terminologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNursing Informatics 2016
Subtitle of host publicationeHealth for All: Every Level Collaboration – From Project to Realization
EditorsWalter Sermeus, Paula M. Procter, Patrick Weber
PublisherIOP Publishing
Pages471-475
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781614996583
ISBN (Print)9781614996576
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOP
Volume225
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

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