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Abstract

There are many benefits when a specialty is able to translate nursing interventions into a standardized language. One of the benefits is that nurses from different specialties, geographic areas, or countries are able to understand terminologies and concepts. The aim of this paper is to examine three standardized nursing languages and their use in describing faith community nursing through an integrative literature review.

General descriptions, recognitions, populations, translations, reliability/validation/utility, and components of the Omaha System, the Nursing Intervention Classification, and the International Classification for Nursing Practice were presented. The author did not find literature to support the use of one standardized language over another in Faith Community Nursing. The lack of research using the Omaha System and the International Classification in this specialty may suggest a gap with exploratory potential. The presence of Faith Community Nursing research successfully using the Nursing Intervention Classification may suggest familiarity with this taxonomy and its ability to describe interventions unique to the practice.

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