An Update on Nursing’s Unified Language System

  • Kathleen A. McCormick
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Abstract

Since 1988, there has been much progress toward a unified nursing language system (UNLS) for the nursing profession. Even more importantly, there has been significant progress within health reform and the computer-based patient record to mandate more information access, which necessitates the nursing language system and terminology for nursing with a defined structure and syntax. Progress in funded nursing research has also brought new tools in diagnosis, nursing interventions, and some outcomes of care. Further, the professional associations at a national and international level have initiated steps toward the development of a UNLS. In previous studies, the concept and advantages of building a UNLS have been described (McCormick, 1988, 1991; McCormick et al., 1994; McCormick and Zielstorff, 1993).

Keywords

Unify Medical Language System Language System Nursing Profession Community Health Nurse Nursing Process 
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