This is a three-part article that demonstrates the process of development and confirmation of nursing diagnoses. Part I, “Taxonomy for Urine Control: Concepts Development,” looks at the development of the taxonomy of alterations in urinary elimination that was recently endorsed by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association under the category of alterations in urinary elimination. Part II, “Urinary Incontinence in the Adult: Prevalence, Contributing Factors, and Potential Healthcare Services,” examines epidemiological findings of recent years and their application to nursing practice, to develop the taxonomy into a working model for the assessment and treatment of incontinent persons. Part III, “Taxonomy for Urine Control: Bridges to Practice,” builds on the foundation of the first two parts, exploring several ways in which systematic clinical application of the taxonomy and findings might occur.
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