Focused data collection for the generation of nursing diagnoses

Rona F. Levin, Joan M. Crosley

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A new nursing history form, using Gordon’s functional health-pattern areas as a focus for data collection, was piloted on eight patient units in an acute-care setting. It was found that changing to a nursing perspective for the collection of patient information increased the documentation of valid nursing diagnoses by staff nurses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-64
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Nursing Staff Development
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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