Paths to Concept Development in Nursing Diagnosis

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Three pathways to diagnostic concept development are proposed. Principles and methods that operate on each path are presented. Careful concept development contributes to precise diagnostic labels and to the advancement of nursing science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-110
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • concept formation
  • nursing diagnosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)


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