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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Carole A. Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN (Council of International Neonatal Nurses)
Description: This book emphasizes the linkages among the three standardized nursing languages — NANDA, NIC, and NOC. It discusses the need for these linkages as more clinical information systems are developed and used. This edition updates the original, published in 2001.
Purpose: The purpose is to explain and demonstrate the linkages among the standardized nursing languages. It provides examples of how these linkages can be used in nursing education and practice settings. These worthy objectives are met.
Audience: The intended audience includes practicing and student nurses. The authors are well known nurse educators.
Features: The book begins by presenting how to use the linkage book in practice and education. The newest edition shifts the emphasis from just the application of the three standard languages to how they are linked for a strong unified care plan. The book also points outs scientific gaps in need of nursing research. These features are unique to this book and are updates from the previous edition.
Assessment: This is the only book on the market that truly integrates the linkage aspect and illustrates its need for well-rounded care planning. The new edition is more than justified since it updates the new listing of NANDA, NIC, and NOC. References after each chapter give the reader quick access to additional information.