Two new articles have been posted to update the OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing topic from 1998, Nursing Classification: What's in a Name?
In “Standardized Nursing Language: What Does It Mean for Nursing Practice?
” Marjorie Rutherford discusses the many benefits of standardized languages for nurses in all nursing roles, such as better communication, increased visibility of nursing interventions, and improved patient care.
An article by Margaret Lunney, “Critical Need to Address Accuracy of Nurses’ Diagnoses
,” provides strategies, such as the use of partnership models and selection of appropriate software, to assist nurses to improve their accountability for accuracy.
The journal editors invite you to share your response to all OJIN topics. We welcome submission of manuscripts and letters to the editor for additional discussion about the growing importance of nursing classification.