as far as i know, there are no specific cultural diagnoses. the nursing diagnoses are very generic. if you are to make a diagnosis "cultural" you need to do it through your assessment and nursing interventions that are customized to the patient's cultural practices.
regarding your psychosocial diagnosis: risk for loneliness r/t limited mobility aeb physical handicap and restricted to bed.
(1) limited mobility
is not exactly how i would state the risk factor for this diagnosis. limited mobility
sounds like a physical problem and there is impaired physical mobility
to cover that, a very different diagnosis. this is a psychosocial
diagnosis. what you really mean is that the patient is physically isolated
from contact with other people meaning she can't physically get to other people in order to visit and socialize with them. this is happening because of her medical problems, right?.
(2) risk for
diagnoses are potential problems that do not yet exist, therefore, there cannot be symptoms of their existence. so, this patient cannot have a physical handicap
or be restricted to bed
yet. these things will only happen when, and if, she does develop the problem of loneliness. also, again, if this is a psychosocial diagnosis, why are you listing physical symptoms? these are not symptoms of loneliness.
(3) did you look up or research loneliness? loneliness can be feeling excluded, unloved, alienated from others, having no one to share concerns or experiences or that the person is alone. symptoms of loneliness are low self-esteem, thinking that no one likes you, blaming others for having no contact with others, becoming withdrawn, frightened, anxious, depressed, sad, unhappy, avoidance of others, negativity, isolation, self-consciousness
or anger. those are psychosocial symptoms and what makes this a psychosocial diagnosis.
(4) the goal of any risk for
diagnosis is to prevent the problem, or symptoms of it, from occurring. your interventions will always be:
- strategies to prevent the problem from happening in the first place
- monitoring for the specific signs and symptoms of this problem
- reporting any symptoms that do occur to the doctor or other concerned professional
(5) you should write this diagnosis as: risk for loneliness r/t social isolation
- st goal: within one week one telephone call or personal visit with an el salvadoran volunteer will be arranged for the patient.
- lt goal: patient will express no feelings of sadness, depression or anger about living away from her home in el salvador.