Getting Ready for Session #18 (November 4, 1996)
Langridge, D.W. (1992). Classification: Its kinds, elements, systems, and applications. London: Bowker Saur. [Z693.L14 1992] or [PAM] pp. 2-22
This selection provides an outline of issues in classification in a relatively clear, concise way.
McCloskey, J.C., & Bulechek, G.M. (1996). Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC). St. Louis, MO: Mosby. [RT42.N858 1996] & [PAM] If you use the book, focus on chapters 1-3 and then a couple of the nursing interventions. The PAM version is self-contained.
For those of you who wish to obtain a rare view of how and why a classification was developed.