Nursing Diagnosis for Dying Patients

  1. Fear related to:
    • Knowledge deficit
    • Lack of social support in threatening situation
    • Negative impact on survivors
  2. 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
  3. Powerlessness related to:
    • Chronic debilitating disease
    • Terminal illness
    • Institutional environment
    • Interpersonal behavior of others


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