Dr. Margaret Lunney, Professor in the Nursing Department of the College of Staten Island, presented a synthesis of her research program on October 17, 2008 in Basel, Switzerland.

She was the keynote speaker at a national conference referred to as: The Lunney Day. The conference attracted 100 nurse leaders from all areas of Switzerland, and from The Netherlands and Sweden. The topic was “Evidence-based Nursing and Diagnostic Accuracy in Electronic Health Records.”

In this program, Professor Lunney reviewed the research evidence that supports the proposition: accuracy of diagnosing human responses is a complex and challenging endeavor that must be addressed by nurse leaders in order to achieve high-quality care.

She provided the findings from her research studies and proposed implications for nursing practice, especially with the upcoming electronic health record (an international agenda).

Professor Lunney is the elected Research Chair of NANDA International (I), the premier organization for development and promotion of nursing diagnoses. She will be presenting four papers at the upcoming NANDA-I biannual conference in Miami, Florida and she has completed the second edition of her book sponsored by NANDA-I: Critical Thinking to Achieve Positive Health Outcomes: Case Studies and Analyses.

The book is being published by Wiley-Blackwell, an international leader in science-based publishing. Plans are in place for book translations in at least five languages.