Nursing diagnoses (NANDA-I) in hematology-oncology: a Delphi-study
SourceInternational Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications, 22, 2, (2011), pp. 77-91
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International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications
SubjectNCEBP 6: Quality of nursing and allied health care ONCOL 4: Quality of Care
PURPOSE: To identify NANDA-I diagnoses that are most relevant to hematology-oncology nursing in Europe. METHODS: In a two-round, electronic, quantitative Delphi study, 28 experts from nine European countries assessed the relevance of NANDA-I diagnoses and health problems. FINDINGS: This study identified 64 relevant diagnoses and three health problems. All experts listed 11 diagnoses: "imbalanced nutrition: less than body requirements,""diarrhea,""fatigue,""risk for bleeding,""risk for infection,""impaired oral mucous membrane,""risk for impaired skin integrity,""impaired skin integrity,""hyperthermia,""nausea,""acute pain," and the health problem "pruritis." CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The "NANDA-I classification 2009-2011" describes, in almost all disease- and treatment-related problems, nursing diagnoses as relevant to the adult patient with hematological malignancy. These diagnoses are therefore recommended.
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