Open Source Handbook of Nursing/Nursing diagnosis

There has been a large volume of work to develop a global nursing language. This effort has led to the development of a separate discipline of health informatics which deals with categories of diagnosis and management activities with each client. Informatics is closely connected with financial management of health services. There has been some move toward a searchable on-line database to address ethical issues of global accessibility and equity of terms arising in the international academic literature. Leading the charge toward a universal nursing language is the International Council of Nurses.[1]

International Council of Nurses

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The global nursing community worldwide strives to ensure quality care for all, while maintaining their credentials, code of ethics, standards, and competencies, and continuing their education. The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of national nurses associations in more than 130 countries. Operated by nurses and leading nursing internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all and sound health policies globally. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organization for health professionals and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Searchable online database[1]

  1. The International Classification For Nursing Practice Project