Does anyone use NANDA nursing diagnoses in their practice, apart from torturing nursing students?
Secondary, related question: if NANDA is about being “a global force for the development and use of nursing’s standardized terminology to ensure patient safety through evidence-based care, thereby improving the health care of all people” why does NANDA International (the outfit which creates the taxonomy) charge (US$34.99) for the actual, copyrighted list of diagnoses?
Bonus snark: Is “Energy Field Disturbance” still a diagnosis? And if it is, how is “evidence-based care” reflected in a diagnosis rooted in quackery? And how, exactly, does this make nursing more credible as a profession?
And are we allowed to call a fever a fever yet?