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February 18, 2021

We are thrilled to announce the publication of our new text, in English: NANDA International Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and classification, 2021-2021. Available in print and e-book formats, the text can be ordered from our publishing partner, Thieme Publishers. We expect new translations with this release, based on worldwide interest in our work. Translations are expected to be available soon in Dutch and Japanese, with others following as quickly as quality translation permits.

Readers will notice significant changes to the book, including revised and new introductory chapters that provide critical information needed for nurses to understand assessment, its link to diagnosis and clinical reasoning, and the purpose and use of taxonomic structure for nurses at the bedside. Researchers will also find new recommendations to improve the terminology, along with our new level of evidence criteria that will be implemented with the next edition.

Additional Key Updates

  • 46 new nursing diagnoses
  • 67 revised nursing diagnoses diagnoses
  • Changes to 17 nursing diagnosis labels, ensuring they are consistent with current literature and reflect a human response
  • Refinement of the vast majority of the nursing diagnosis related/risk factors
  • Standardization of diagnostic indicator terms (defining characteristics, related factors, risk factors) to further aid clarity for students and clinicians
  • Coding of all terms for those using electronic versions of the terminology
  • Web-based resources include reference lists for new and revised diagnoses

This edition was edited by Drs. T. Heather Herdman, Shigemi Kamitsuru, & Camila Takao Lopes.