obesity diagnosis?

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    How would you word a nursing diagnosis for obesity? I知 thinking about using knowledge deficient so my interventions can include teaching. Any other ideas?

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    Quote from FuturoEnfermera
    How would you word a nursing diagnosis for obesity? I知 thinking about using knowledge deficient so my interventions can include teaching. Any other ideas?

    Imbalanced Nutrition: More than body requirements

    or psychosocial, possibly, body image disturbance

    Hope this helps
    Jamie
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    Quote from FuturoEnfermera
    How would you word a nursing diagnosis for obesity? I知 thinking about using knowledge deficient so my interventions can include teaching. Any other ideas?

    IF the client has a MEDICAL diagnosis of Obesity/Morbid obesity then you could use the NURSING diagnosis


    Altered Nutrition: more than body requirements secondary to Obesity/Morbid obesity AEB BMI exceeds 30.


    Go HERE to calculate your patients BMI.
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    Thanks!!
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    You are very welcome



    Quote from FuturoEnfermera
    Thanks!!
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    You have to determine what the patient's responses are to the obesity. A nursing diagnosis is just identifying the patient's nursing problem in relation to this. I don't often talk about this on the forums, but I have had gastric bypass surgery for obesity so I know a bit about the diagnosis. I would be very surprised to hear that this patient discussed her eating disorder with you. Most people who have a serious obesity problem hide their true eating habits very much like alcoholics deny and hide their drinking. There are self-esteem, body image and coping problems connected with obesity. Imbalanced nutrition is only a small part of the problem.
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    Thank you for the information and the attachment, for critical thinking and clinical report guideline sheets for students.
    I am a Div 2, currently doing my Div 1.


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