What is Nsg Dx, and Why Should I Care? - page 3

by GrnTea

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the following is from the nanda blog site, to which i commend your attention. what is nursing diagnosis - and why should i care? one of the most frequent questions we get... Read More


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    GrnTea, Im sorry, but I just can... not... bring myself to "like" your post. I just detest NANDA. The ONLY place I will willingly acknowledge the use of them is in school to help students learn to see the whole picture, but after that, nuh uh.
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    "Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in language comprehensible to everyone." -- Albert Einstein

    I've always felt that nsg dx language is the equivalence of pig-Latin.
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    Quote from MinnieMomRN
    "Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in language comprehensible to everyone." -- Albert Einstein

    I've always felt that nsg dx language is the equivalence of pig-Latin.
    My first LOL of the day!
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    So, NANDA is still out there jumping up and down, shouting, "Look at me! Look at me! I'm IMPORTANT!" How quaint.
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    "What is Nsg Dx, and Why Should I Care?"

    1. It's crap

    2. You shouldn't

    End. Of. Discussion.
    Last edit by Aggie RN on Feb 2, '12 : Reason: Formatting
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    I think nursing theory has its place, and should be explored while you're in nursing school, or conducting research. That's about it. We all use the nursing process, but NANDA results in too many labels. Good to know....but I haven't looked at any of those formal diagnoses for five years.
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    Even NANDA's own example clearly displays the basic flaw of NANDA based Nursing Diagnoses. Which description of the problem is more appropriate to base the patient's interventions and evaluation of progress on: "She learns the patient is breathing shallowly because he’s in pain. He’s suffering from postherpetic neuralgia as a result of a very painful course of shingles." or "Chronic Pain"? The first statement (ignoring the basic errors of logic in identifying the root problem and writing of a Nursing Diagnosis - chronic pain is clearly the 'related-to') is patient specific and is what we used to do prior to NANDA, post-NANDA that patient specific problem statement is replaced with the generic label of "chronic pain", going against the basic principle that Nurses see patients and their health issues as infinitely unique, not as one of 215 generic labels.


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