A project is being conducted entitled: Standardized Nursing Terminologies: What are Nurses Experiences and Attitudes?
As you are probably aware, there is currently a big move to computerize
health records including nursing documentation. If nursing is to have
our data in a format in which it can be used to demonstrate the value
that we add to healthcare, we will need to use an ANA-recognized
terminology for some of our documentation. Given the plethora of
standardized terminologies, there is much confusion about this issue.
Patricia Schwirian, PhD,RN--Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State
University and Linda Thede, PhD,RN-BC--Professor Emeritus at Kent State
University are interested in your opinions about the current nursing
terminologies and their use or non-use. You are invited to participate
in a survey to give use your opinions about the current situation.
Please be advised that participation in this study is strictly
voluntary on your part. It will take only 10 to 15 minutes or less to
The survey has been approved by the Office of Responsible Research
Practices of The Ohio State University's Research Foundation.
The survey will be available starting today, October 1, 2009 and can be
Thanking you in advance for your participation
Patricia M. Schwirian, PhD,RN Linda Q Thede, PhD,RN-BC
Professor Emeritus Professor Emeritus
The Ohio State University Kent State University
College of Nursing College of Nursing