I have been working on a nursing diagnosis for DAYS and I am having so much trouble with it. We were assigned a disease (Diabetes Mellitus) and we had to pick 3 NANDA stems
I chose Risk for Injury, Constipation, & Risk for Infection
We then had to write a nursing diagnosis for each
I'm having an extremely hard time doing the related/to portion. This is my first nursing diagnosis ever and I'm so unsure.
1.) Risk for injury r/t nerve damage and loss of sensation
2.) Constipation r/t intestinal nerve damage AEB prolonged period without defecation
3.) Risk for infection r/t altered immune function
I guess my concern is...should these answers be common sense *such as with constipation...decreased water intake* or can they be in depth with the nerve damage even though I have no idea (I researched why diabetes had constipation) because I'm not a doctor and have no additional information. I also made these up with my own words...should I be going out of the book with already written r/t or is it fine to write my own?
I would be willing to exchange some of these NANDA stems if you think it would be easier...such as impaired skin integrity.
If you guys could please help me I would appreciate it so much. I am on the verge of tears because I am so frustrated. No one can help me, I can't find information on writing these anywhere, and my teacher won't email me back.
This website has some stuff (risk for injury, risk for infection) under Diabetes Mellitus.
THANK YOU SO MUCH