Axes: Focus of Taxonomy II

Lois M. Hoskins, Mary E. Kerr, Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, Judith J. Warren, Kay Avant, Lynda Juall Carpenito, Mary E. Hurley, Dorothea Jakob, Margaret Lunney, Winnifred C. Mills, Barbara C. Rottkamp

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A number of persistent issues in the nursing diagnosis community have challenged the ability of one nursing diagnosis taxonomy to account for nursing's practice. The North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) Taxonomy Committee, charged with the preparation of one taxonomy for all, has struggled with some of these issues and has initiated dcvelopment of axes. The issues, figuratively speaking, become the axes. The axes are intended to describe the dimensions of the human condition. This article, third in a series of four, describes the process and development of the proposed axes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-123
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • classification
  • nursing diagnosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fundamentals and skills
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)


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