Overcoming Terminological Barriers in Nursing

Nicholas Hardiker, John Kirby

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Nursing represents a significant and increasing proportion of healthcare budgets in European countries. Comparison of nursing practice across countries, regions and hospitals is difficult because of the diversity of computer-based representation schemes and the nature of nursing information. To address this problems the TELENURSE project will be promoting consensus around the emerging International Classification of Nursing Practice (ICNP). This paper describes how the GALEN (Generalised Architecture for Languages, Encyclopedias and Nomenclatures in Medicine) approach will be used as part of the TELENURSE project to develop a model of nursing terminology which refers both to ICNP and to national and local representation schemes. By facilitating cross referencing it is hoped that the GALEN approach will help overcome some of the current difficulties of comparing nursing practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Informatics Europe ’96
Subtitle of host publicationHuman Facets in Information Technologies
EditorsJ. Brender, J.P. Christensen, J.R. Scherrer, P. McNair
PublisherIOS Press
Pages227 - 231
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781607508786
ISBN (Print)9789051992786
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Congress on Medical Informatics Europe - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 19 Aug 199622 Aug 1996
Conference number: 13

Publication series

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


Conference13th International Congress on Medical Informatics Europe
Abbreviated titleMIE 1996


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