RE: the DYS-functional health patterns. . .
it sounds like what you are supposed to do is sort your various assessment data items into the 11 functional health patterns. This would be part of the preliminary work you need to do before actually settling upon nursing diagnoses. It is either part of Step #1, the assessment process, or part of Step #2, the nursing diagnosis part. I can't tell which it is because you haven't really described where this part fits into your written care plan.
Please tell me that you have an explanation or class notes somewhere of what each of Gordon's 11 functional patterns are. You'll need these in order to help you do this sorting. I don't know exactly what your instructors are wanting in these "nice little boxes" because I wasn't there the day you got the lecture on this stuff. However, I do know that when care planning you normally only consider the abnormal
assessment items because those are the problems you are going to work out nursing interventions for. It would be unreasonable to have abnormal assessment items for all 11 functional health patterns.
The overall problem of care plans
has always been the language of them. Reducing down the information you have into a couple of words is always a big challenge. That is why it's a good thing you've started this early so you can think on this.
If you can tell me if this sorting you are supposed to be doing is part of your overall assessment of the patient or only part of determining your nursing diagnoses for the patient, I will be better able to help you.