Inauguration M. Muller-Staub
Nursing diagnoses in family care; making family nursing visible
Family Care has great potential to enhance patient and family outcomes over the lifespan; and Family Care will play an important role to strengthen future health care systems in assuring high quality care. Interprofessional and trans-sectorial communication is supported by standardized nursing languages (SNLs) providing measures to make family care needs, nursing interventions and outcomes visible: Prevalent nursing diagnoses, evidence-based interventions and patient/family outcomes are demonstrated. SNLs also provide means for patient and family use to enhance care quality and quality of life. Possibilities to make Family Care visible by gathering "Big Nursing Data for future research are presented.