"Imbalanced Energy Field" approved as a nursing diagnosis!


As per a press release by the American Holistic Nurses Association: The North American Nursing Diagnosis Association - International (NANDA-I) membership has approved a rephrased "Imbalanced Energy Field" nursing diagnosis. Previously known as "Disrupted Energy Field," the original diagnosis has been updated and republished in the NANDA-I, Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification under its new name. The AHNA was instrumental in providing supporting evidence to rephrase and retain this diagnosis for nurses to use globally.


The mission of NANDA-I is to facilitate the development, refinement, dissemination and use of standardized nursing diagnostic terminology. NANDA-I:

  • Provides the world's leading evidence-based nursing diagnoses for use in practice and to determine interventions and outcomes
  • Contributes to patient safety through the integration of evidence-based terminology into clinical practice and decision-making
  • Funds research through the NANDA Foundation
  • Is a supportive and energetic global network of nurses who are comitted to improving the quality of nursing care and improvement of patient safety through evidence-based practice