Gordon's Functional Health Pattern with NANDA
- 0Jun 25, '13 by gibbstamHello everyone,
I am a nursing student who is reaching out to the AllNurses.com community for some assistance and feedback on a topic that I am struggling with for a Health Promotion's class project. My health promotion topic pertains to Nutritional Status in School age (5-11 yo) The area that I struggling with selecting 3 or 4 Wellness Diagnoses from Gordonís Functional Health Patterns and subsequently provide2-3 NANDA nursing diagnosis with rationale?!
III. Nutrition-Metabolic Pattern (Gordon's Functional Health Pattern)
4 Possible NANDA: However I am lost at providing a rationale for each????
- Ineffective thermoregulation
- Risk for infection
- Impaired tissue integrity
- Impaired skin integrity
PLEASE I am desperate need for help and truly value any guidance, feedback or assistance that the wonderfully intelligent, interactive nursing community might provide to the struggling nursing student! THANK YOU
- 0Jun 25, '13 by GrnTeaIf you have a copy of the NANDA-I 2012-2104 (the current edition) ($29 at Amazon, free 2-day shipping for students) you should take a look at the health maintenance diagnoses and see what that suggests to you. When you do, let us know what you come up with and we can help from there.
- 0Jun 25, '13 by gibbstamHello. Thank you ever so much for taking the time to respond. I have spent some time reviewing the Davis Nursing Care Plan textbook as suggested. Here is what I have written thus far. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks
I. Health Perception-Health Management Patterns
Risk for delayed growth and development related to inadequate nutrition.
Risk for ineffective health maintenance related to lack of material resources
and/or psychosocial supports.
II. Activity Exercise Pattern
Risk for injury related to immune or autoimmune dysfunction due to
Activity intolerance related to loss of muscle mass, tone, and strength associated with malnutrition.
III. Nutrition-Metabolic Pattern
Risk for infection related to protein-calorie malnutrition.
Impaired skin integrity related to malnutrition and altered metabolic state.
Risk for imbalanced nutrition: less than body requirements related to caloric
intake does not meet activity levels.
- 0Jun 27, '13 by GrnTeaThese look quite plausible but are they what you observed in YOUR patient? If you are teaching about possibilities to be avoided by better nutrition, for example, they're fine, assuming that these nursing diagnoses have those as approved related (causative) factors in NANDA-I. (I am on the road and don't have my book with me, so you are on your honor to check )