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Position Statement: The Use of Taxonomy II as an Assessment Framework

POSITION STATEMENT FOR NURSING EDUCATION
The Use of Taxonomy II as an Assessment Framework


Nursing assessments provide the starting point for determining nursing diagnoses. It is vital that a recognized nursing assessment framework is used in practice to identify the patient’s* problems, risks and outcomes for enhancing health. NANDA International does not endorse one single assessment method or tool. The use of an evidence-based nursing framework such as Gordon’s Functional Health Pattern Assessment should guide assessment that support nurses in determination of NANDA-I nursing diagnoses. For accurate determination of nursing diagnoses, a useful, evidence-based assessment framework is best practice. *NANDA International defines patient as “individual, family, group or community.”

Updated October 2010 by NANDA International Board of Directors

NANDA International's mission is to facilitate the development, refinement, dissemination and use of a standardized nursing diagnosis terminology.