Having problems with doing nursing diagnosis and care plan
- 0Jun 8, '08 by smurfetI am just learning about doing nursing diagnosis and care plans
The one that i am trying to come up with is
Self Care Deficit (Dressing/grooming)r/t inability to perform dressing or grooming skills for self
is this written correctly I need to complete 2 more related to this the client is wheelchair bound is able to propel around with some assistance but has impaired vision.
Any help appreciated
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- 0Jun 8, '08 by Daytonitethere is a sticky thread on writing care plans:
- http://allnurses.com/forums/f50/help...ns-286986.html - assistance - help with care plans
no, this diagnostic statement is not written correctly. the "r/t" part of the nursing diagnostic statement refers to the cause, or etiology, of the problem. so, you must state what the reason for the dressing and grooming self-care deficit is. the inability to perform specific dressing and grooming skills is evidence, or proof, that this problem exists, but not the cause of it. the reasons that nanda (north american nursing diagnosis association) lists for this diagnosis are:i need to complete 2 more nursing diagnoses related to this the client who is wheelchair bound and is able to propel around with some assistance but has impaired vision.
- cognitive impairment
- decreased motivation
- environmental barriers
- musculoskeletal impairment
- neuromuscular impairment
- perceptual impairment
- severe anxiety
as i explain in the thread i referred you to above, all diagnoses are based upon symptoms that the patient has. you are referring to two things: mobility and sight. what are the problems the patient has with mobility and sight? see impaired physical mobility ([color=#3366ff]impaired physical mobility), impaired wheelchair mobility, and disturbed sensory perception: visual ([color=#3366ff]disturbed sensory perception specify: visual, auditory, kinesthetic, gustatory, tactile, olfactory). it helps to have a nursing diagnosis reference book.