It is with great sadness that we share the news that Dr. Marjory Gordon passed away on April 29, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Author of the recently published Manual of Nursing Diagnosis, Thirteenth Edition, Dr. Gordon was a pioneer who contributed so much to the nursing profession.
Her many accomplishments included becoming the first president of NANDA, the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association in 1982. What’s more,
“She was principle investigator on research projects involving nursing process and nursing diagnoses, and co-director of a U.S. Public Health Service Grant to improve nurses’ diagnostic and ethical reasoning. Gordon was Professor Emerita at Boston College, where she spent 23 years on the faculty of the Cornell School of Nursing. She was a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and in 2009 was honored by being named as a Living Legend of the Academy. In 2008, Gordon received the Mentor’s Award from NANDA-International; she was among the members of the inaugural class of NANDA International Fellows inducted in 2012. She also received the Massachusetts Nurses Association Education Award; Japanese Society for Nursing Diagnosis’ Distinguished Service Award, and the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses Living Legend Award, among other awards too numerous to mention.”