Nursing Diagnosis

Nursing Diagnosis for Dying Patients

Fear related to: Knowledge deficit Lack of social support in threatening situation Negative impact on survivors Hopelessness related to: Prolonged restriction of activity resulting in isolation Deteriorating physiologic condition Terminal illness Long term stress Perceived significant loss of loved one, youth influence Powerlessness related to: Chronic debilitating disease Terminal illness Institutional environment Interpersonal behavior of […]

Nursing Diagnosis for Constipation and Diarrhea

Constipation related to: Inadequate fiber intake Immobility/inadequate physical activity Inadequate fluid intake Pain on defecation Change in routine (diet intake) Abuse of laxatives Delaying defecation when urge is present Use of prescribed constipating medications (narcotic analgesic, iron, antacid and anticholinergic) Perceived constipation related to: Altered thought process Family health beliefs Knowledge deficit about normal processes […]

Nursing Diagnosis for Patients with Oxygenation Problems

Ineffective airway clearance related to: Tracheobronchial infection, obstruction, secretions Decreased energy and fatigue Trauma Dehydration Ineffective breathing pattern related to: Neuromuscular/musculoskeletal impairment Pain Decreased energy and fatigue Anxiety Inflammatory process Decreased lung expansion Tracheobronchial obstruction Alteration of normal O2/CO2 ratio Decreased cardiac output related to: Structural alterations Electrical alterations in rate, rhythm and conduction Mechanical […]

Nursing Diagnosis for Patients with Altered Body Temperature

High risk for altered body temperature related to: Illness or trauma affecting temperature regulation. Medication causing vasoconstriction, vasodilation, altered metabolic state or sedation. Inactivity or vigorous activity. Hyperthermia related to: Exposure to excessively warm environment Increased metabolic rate. Dehydration. Hypothermia related to: Exposure to excessively cool environment. Debilitating illness or trauma. Lack of adequate clothing […]