Thanks Daytonite, but comparing that with an example my book has doesnt seem to fit for me still.
Heres an example from my book Fundamentals of Nursing
by Potter and Perry
"For example, the nurse and client, who has one-sided cerebral vascular accident might develop the following goal: "Client's musculoskeletal system remains free of breakdown or contractures." A series of realistic outcomes would then be established to assist the client in meething this goal. These outcomes may include the following:
- Client's skin is clean, dry and intact without signs of inflammation.
- Clients skin remains elastic and well hydrated.
- Client's rang of join motion reamins within normal limits on both affected and unaffected side."
What I get from this is that the goal is a generalized idea that you are striving for, and the outcomes are more individualized "mini goals" that fall under the umbrella of the original goal. Is this correct? Since they look so simillar when written, I have trouble differentiating it.