Disturbed Energy Field? Yes or No? - page 2

probably no other nursing diagnosis has garnered as much controversy as this one: energy field disturbance - wikipedia, the free encyclopedia scathing criticism of this nursing... Read More

  1. by   nursesaideBen
    This would be a good one if you were taking care of psychic with a brain injury or something :chuckle
  2. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from nursesaideBen
    This would be a good one if you were taking care of psychic with a brain injury or something :chuckle

    *Sunny in her best Miss Cleo voice*

    "Call me now!"
  3. by   psychonaut
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I was under the impression that that dx was related to t-touch (i.e. legitimizing t-touch as a nursing "tool")?

    therapeutic touch

    And yes, I've been telling all my classmates since day 1 of the program that I was going to list that as my primary dx on all care plans, and have yet to actually do it (chicken!)...
  4. by   rn/writer
    Can you imagine the kinds of interventions this might lead to???

    Honestly, it's stuff like this that makes us look like doofuses (doofi?) to the rest of the medical community.
  5. by   muffie
    can i call in sick with a disturbed energy field ?
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from muffie
    can i call in sick with a disturbed energy field ?
    Weird thing is, it probably wouldn't be the first time someone did that.
  7. by   VickyRN
    Quote from psychonaut
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I was under the impression that that dx was related to t-touch (i.e. legitimizing t-touch as a nursing "tool")?

    therapeutic touch

    And yes, I've been telling all my classmates since day 1 of the program that I was going to list that as my primary dx on all care plans, and have yet to actually do it (chicken!)...
    I've been teaching now for almost 5 years and in all that time, not even one student has attempted this diagnosis for his or her careplan :uhoh21: I don't know how I'd respond if someone actually were to do so. How would one grade or evaluate such a diagnosis????
  8. by   MIA-RN1
    I tried to use that a few times....almost got away with it. Had a pt w/ psycho-social issues relating to her hospitalization, loss of a loved one, faced the possibility of long-term chronic care....Ended up with some other one about coping or something more measureable.
    But I did use some interventions that would fit the dx of disturbed energy field--imagery, positive self talk, and my reiki flowed a lot too.
  9. by   psychonaut
    Quote from VickyRN
    I've been teaching now for almost 5 years and in all that time, not even one student has attempted this diagnosis for his or her careplan :uhoh21: I don't know how I'd respond if someone actually were to do so. How would one grade or evaluate such a diagnosis????
    Probably be the same as when a student includes a low-priority NANDA in a care plan (i.e. psychosocial stuff for an acute patient); technically correct, and probably arguable (since it is a legit NANDA, with NICs to go with it), but way down on the list of priorities, depending on the medical dx.

    For a psych careplan, may be easier to get away with...then you may be backed into the corner of Denying the Validity of a NANDA Diagnosis (gasp!).

    Whenever we get to that point, we usually get some version of "because I said so" and it is left at that.
  10. by   CHATSDALE
    i wonder if i could get some mega bucks grant to study this....i could check and see if my energy fields had any effect on the slot machines
  11. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from CHATSDALE
    i wonder if i could get some mega bucks grant to study this....i could check and see if my energy fields had any effect on the slot machines
    Sounds like a road trip to me! Do you need any research assistants?

    We could set up our "lab" in the Presidential suite or The Bellagio or Venetian Hotel!

    *Sunny pulls out her suitcase and sign that reads "VEGAS OR BUST!"
  12. by   gizmo12
    This kind of thing is such a joke. "Doctor, the patient's left pupil is blown, and he is bleeding out of his ears. Can I get an order to treat his disturbed energy field?"
  13. by   tencat
    Quote from CoopergrrlRN
    my reiki flowed a lot too.
    Eww...sounds messy. I HATE it when my reiki flows a lot......:trout:

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