The CCC of Nursing Diagnoses (v2.5) consists of 176 nursing diagnostic concepts (60 major & 116 sub-categories). The major categories represent concrete patient problems and the sub-categories represent more precise related concepts. Each depicts patient diagnoses, problems, and/or healthcare conditions requiring clinical care by nurses and other health care providers. The Nursing Diagnoses or Patient Problems were collected from the original live research data that represent unique CCC diagnostic concepts and structured as a noun clause.
A clinical judgment about the healthcare consumer’s response to actual or potential health conditions or needs. The diagnosis provides the basis for determination of a plan to achieve expected outcomes. Registered nurses utilize nursing and medical diagnoses depending upon education and clinical preparation and legal authority” (ANA, 2010) p.64
The CCC of Nursing Diagnoses were derived from the 40,361 nursing diagnoses and/or patient problems collected from the research study patients for an entire episode of care as requiring nursing services including the actual outcome on discharge. The diagnostic narrative statements were statistically analyzed using “key word” sorts resulting in the development of the major categories and sub-categories for the varying concept scopes and which were structured as noun clauses. The diagnoses were also mapped to the interventions that were considered the key ones to treat them.