Centre for Information Systems Research and Development of Porto Nursing School – Portugal

The Centre for Information Systems Research and Development of Porto Nursing School – Portugal (CIDESI-ESEP) is located in Porto, Portugal. CIDESI-ESEP has the mission of improving the quality of nursing education and professional practice of nursing, throughout the research and development of nursing information systems (NIS) and the support of ICNP® development, in collaboration with ICN.

CIDESI-ESEP operates in line with the mission and objectives of the Porto Nursing School (ESEP) and in direct cooperation with Ordem dos Enfermeiros (OE – Portuguese Nurses Association – ICN member). This centre, located at the head building of ESEP, includes 15 teachers/researchers (nurses with different specialties and most with a doctorate in nursing) and two engineers. In 2020, also integrates eight research projects for PhD students in nursing.

CIDESI-ESEP collaborates directly with and provides support to other centres accredited by ICN and different international nursing organizations. For more than 20 years, our team has been committed to the research and development of NIS in Portugal. In the recent years, after analysing the national data documented daily by more than 90% of Portuguese nurses in NIS based on ICNP®, CIDESI-ESEP has evolved towards the development of a Portuguese nursing ontology (NursingOntos©).

This new approach in NIS was developed in collaboration with OE, with the aim of representing nursing knowledge in a multilingual ontology, in which the concepts (data, diagnoses and interventions) and the relationships between them are specified.

We have also developed an online multilingual platform for nursing care plans conception (e4nursing© - based on the structure and content of NursingOntos©) implemented in all ESEP nursing courses. For more information on the activities developed by CIDESI-ESEP, please contact [email protected].

Director: Alexandrina Cardoso [email protected]

Contact | Information: Ernesto Morais [email protected] [email protected] http://en.esenf.pt/ Tel.: +351 225 073 500

Post address: Escola Superior de Enfermagem do Porto Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida 4200-072 Porto Portugal