r/t for ulcerative colitis

  1. hey i'm having a problem coming up with a related to for my care plan with my pt. having ulcerative colitis. my teacher wants very indepth r/t's and i always have problems coming up with them.

    i know it's probably wrong, but i put: inflammation of intesting hitting on nerves.

    help, please!!!

    i have r/t statements!

    thanks y'all!
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   futurecnm
    what is your diagnosis???
  4. by   caroladybelle
    Dehydration or electrolyte imbalance r/t diarrhea.

    Inadequate nutrition r/t diarrhea, malabsorbtion.

    Emotional distress r/t potential for incontinence.

    If the pt is on prednisone or requires colostomy:

    Body image disturbance r/t steroid related appearance changes or colostomy.

    Knowledge deficit r/t colostomy care or Knowledge deficit r/t steroid use, side effects.

    Knowledge deficit related to dietary needs of ulcerative colitis patients.
    Last edit by caroladybelle on Jan 25, '07
  5. by   Daytonite
    do you have a book of nursing diagnoses? they clearly list official recommended nanda r/t's (their official name is "related factors"). two of the major care plan book authors have websites that list about 50 to 75 of the most commonly used nursing diagnoses along with these related factors and defining characteristics that go with each nursing diagnosis.

    you must understand that the information following your aeb part of any diagnostic statement is always what defines the r/ts. the r/ts and aebs support the nursing diagnosis. your nursing problem is not so much the ulcerative colitis. what you must determine in order to decide on any related factors is what your patient's problems, not medical diagnoses, are. you determine these from the assessment data you gathered from the chart and your physical assessment. you haven't provided enough information for me to help you.

    it might help you to review the information on writing care plans and formation of nursing diagnostic statements in these two threads:
    Last edit by Daytonite on Jan 25, '07

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