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Marjory Gordon
American nurse and theorist

Marjory Gordon

Marjory Gordon
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Intro American nurse and theorist
Was Nurse Writer
From United States of America
Field Healthcare Literature
Gender female
Birth 10 November 1931
Death 29 April 2015, Boston, USA (aged 83 years)
Star sign Scorpio
Education
Boston College
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Biography

Marjory Gordon (Cleveland, November 10, 1931 – Massachusetts, April 29, 2015) was a nursing theorist and professor who created a nursing assessment theory known as Gordon's functional health patterns. Gordon served in 1973 as the first president of the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association until 1988. She was a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing beginning in 1977 and was designated a Living Legend by the same organization in 2009.

Biography

Marjory Gordon began her nursing career in New York at the Mount Sinai Hospital School of Nursing. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Hunter College of the City University of New York and her PhD from Boston College. Dr. Gordon was an emeritus professor of nursing at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. She authored four books, including the Manual of Nursing Diagnosis, now in its thirteenth edition. Her books appear in ten different languages, in forty-eight countries and six continents.

She contributed significantly to the development of standardized nursing language. Dr. Gordon's work in this sphere has implications for research, education, evaluation of competency, and the establishment of a core of nursing knowledge based on evidence. This language will also form the basis of the nursing component of the electronic medical record.

Marjory Gordon died on April 29, 2015.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 21 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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