one of the suggested nics (nursing intervention classifications) for this particular diagnosis that is listed in nursing diagnosis handbook: a guide to planning care
, 7th edition, by betty j. ackley and gail b. ladwig. mosby. st. louis, mo. 2006. page 1022 is: "encourage the client to dress appropriately for time of day. perform dressing and grooming activities in a consistent sequence each day. [the rationale is. . .] an established routine of waking and dressing provides a sense of normalcy and increases motivation to perform self-care."
you could reasonably expand that to say you perform the dressing after bathing.
the outcomes for this particular diagnosis do not
include the feeling of wellness and self. that is something that is more is fitting with a self-esteem problem and feelings would be addressed under that diagnosis. the self-care deficit diagnoses are specifically about patients who are unable to perform these particular activities, in this case dressing and grooming, due to perceptual or cognitive impairment, physical inability, lack of motivation, pain or severe anxiety--all things blocking them from performing this activity. if your patient has a self-esteem problem you might want to look at your assessment data again and consider using another diagnosis like readiness for enhanced self-concept
which has to do with self-esteem enhancement. however, this is a diagnosis that is more frequently associated with psychiatric patients, particularly teens.