Quote from stephera
How would you write a nursing diagnosis statement specific to drug therapy prescribed for patients with sleep disorder? I have this question in the critical thinking and I am not quiet sure I have it down yet. This is just one of a few!!!
Without seeming like a real prick..........................it seems to me that if your client can't sleep (for whatever reason) and they are prescribed drugs to help them achieve this then a so called nursing diagnosis is a waste of time and effort!
ie; Nursing diagnosis:- Dysleepia related to busy ward and close proximity to farting, snoring, coughing, dying patients necessitating prescribed benzodiazepenes, hypnotics or
anything new that will help.
Nursing Plan:- administration of said medicatiojn until fit to return home.
Outcome:- Tranquil drug free sleep in the comfort of one's own bed.
I am not taking the piss out of you!, but merely highlighting the uslelesness of so called nursing diagnoses in general. In short, why do we need a medical and a nursing diagnosis to justify what we do?!