quick question about a nursing diagnosis for my bipolar patient. she has been noncompliant with her medication. i know Noncompliance is the nursing diagnosis, but im unsure of what its related to.
Noncompliance R/T ? AEB patient lithium levels are below therapeutic level.
The list NANDA gives for noncompliance doesnt apply to my patient. When I asked her why she wasn't taking her medications she told me, "I don't know. Just stopped cuz." its not a knowledge deficit because she acknowledges that she should be taking them and understands the reasoning for them and agrees she should be taking them. It doesn't have anything to do with personal, spiritual, or financial reasons. So what do I put that its related to?
Thanks for the help
r/t impaired cognition secondary to Bipolar Disorder... Mental health wasn't my best area but hope this helps
Last edit by LaurenSN on Feb 27, '10