i can't help but wonder what your nursing interventions (none of which you mention, by the way) are. this is a psychosocial diagnosis that is primarily concerned with one's self-perception. the definition of this nursing problem is at risk for experiencing discomfort associated with a desire or need for more contact with others.
if there really
is a problem, you need to be using the diagnosis of social isolation
which is a self-worth problem. this is why initial assessment and looking at the abnormal data symptoms is such an important step in diagnosing. [you must follow the steps of the nursing process in the sequence they occur when you are planning care--no exceptions.] if this patient has symptoms of social isolation, then she has an actual problem here and not a potential problem which is what a "risk for" diagnosis is. for a risk of loneliness
you need to be focusing on the patient's feelings to head off the potential problem
. that means nursing interventions that involve a lot of therapeutic communication to explore those feelings of deprivation and isolation to assist her in understanding them. that's what these psychosocial problems involve. did you do any reading and investigation of this subject of loneliness? did you find an assessment tool to use to measure her feelings against? the nature of this diagnosis is that the problem does not yet exist, but is only a possibility. i think it is your job to merely facilitate the client's learning, but not to do the work for her. this has to be a discovery process for her.
just a word abut goals/outcomes. they are intimately linked to your nursing interventions. they are what you expect to occur as a result of the performance of the nursing interventions.
you asked, does the above subjective/objective information support risk for loneliness?
can't tell. what's the risk factor on your diagnosis? all you've given is the goals/outcomes. you didn't list any of your nursing interventions. i think you might have a case for social isolation
based on the information you posted.
when you use a diagnosis like risk for loneliness
, you must have the specific problem you expect might happen clearly outlined, at least in your mind. your nursing interventions will be to
- monitor for the signs and symptoms of the problem
- include nursing interventions designed to prevent that specific problem (signs and symptoms) from occurring
- a way to report the signs and symptoms if they do occur
you don't get into specific treatment of the problem because the symptoms are not present. if the symptoms are already present, you've diagnosed wrong.