Massachusetts Conference Group for the Classification of Nursing Diagnosis records
- Creation: 1975 - 1995
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The Massachusetts Conference Group for the Classification of Nursing Diagnosis (MCG) records document regional work done to forward the agenda of the Task Force of the National Conference Group on the Classification of Nursing Diagnoses (later known as North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA)) through review of proposed diagnoses, creation of annotated bibliographies, and the sharing of regional expertise on nursing diagnoses. Materials include annotated bibliographies for diagnoses, brochures for the Northeast Regional Conference on the Classification of Nursing Diagnoses, committee and board minutes, correspondence, mailings, membership lists, the MCG newsletter, and papers presented at meetings.
- Massachusetts Conference Group for the Classification of Nursing Diagnosis (Organization)
- Gordon, Marjory (1931 November 10-2015 April 29) (Person)
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Massachusetts Conference Group for the Classification of Nursing Diagnosis (MCG) was founded in 1975 by Boston College faculty member Marjory Gordon and Boston University doctoral student Rosemary Harvey as a forum for the discussion of ideas and issues related to nursing diagnosis and the development of a classification system. By 1977 the Group had elected officers and committees. and the membership met monthly for discussions and presentations by experts on diagnosis topics selected by the membership.
MCG created annotated bibliographies for each accepted nursing diagnosis, which were published in the journal Nursing Clinics of North America and through the Boston College School of Nursing Library. They co-produced the Northeast Regional Conferences on Nursing Diagnosis and organized regional workshops. Many members taught smaller local workshops and encouraged one-another in publishing on the topic of nursing diagnosis.
In 1981 MCG reorganized, wrote by-laws, and elected Gordon as chair. As a result of the restructuring, they moved to distributing meeting planning responsibilities between eight standing groups, established an annual meeting, and committed to holding a yearly research meeting. The Group also established biannual diagnostic review sessions to prepare contributions for North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) biennial conferences.
Elizabeth F. Hiltunen served as the first editor to the MCG newsletter launched in 1985. It included conference news, program announcements, and summaries of NANDA meetings.
In 1988, MCG established an award in Gordon's name recognizing excellence in leadership.
History, Box 1, Folders 5-6, Massachusetts Conference Group for the Classification of Nursing Diagnosis records, MS.2004.021, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.
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These records document the creation and management of the Massachusetts Conference Group for the Classification of Nursing Diagnosis, a twentieth-century American regional nursing organization. Records include bibliographies, brochures, committee and board minutes, correspondence, mailings, membership lists, and papers presented at meetings.
Materials received from multiple sources as part of the Marjory Gordon papers and the NANDA International records between 2004-2016. Donors include past chairs Marjory Gordon, Elizabeth F. Hiltunen, and Susan Chase.
- Massachusetts Conference Group for the Classification of Nursing Diagnosis Records
- Lynn Moulton
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