I need help with my care plan

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    my nursing dx is
    knowledge deficit , benefits of maintaining a diabetic diet
    r/t: lack of interest in learning
    aeb: pt. states i dont follow a diabetic diet at home because there is just to much to learn.

    i am having a really hard time thinking of 2 short term goals and 1 long term goal.

    any help would be really appreciated


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    Your goals should be directly related to what you are going to teach the patient.

    For short term goals, what do you want the patient to learn and be able to repeat about diabetes before they leave the hospital?

    For long term goals, what information do you want the patient to take home and apply to their lifestyle? What will show that the patient has been successful in this? For one long term goal, there is a specific lab result that will show you that the patient has had good glucose control over the past few months. What is that lab value and what result will show that the patient has had good compliance with their diabetic diet?

    I'd also take a second look at your R/T of the diagnosis. The patient stated that there was too much information to learn (i.e., he is feeling overwhelmed with the amount of information and seems doubtful that he can learn it all). He did not say that he didn't want to be taught or learn. So I don't think the "lack of interest" is correct.
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    Quote from tbiegler2003
    my nursing dx is
    knowledge deficit , benefits of maintaining a diabetic diet
    r/t: lack of interest in learning
    aeb: pt. states i dont follow a diabetic diet at home because there is just to much to learn.

    i am having a really hard time thinking of 2 short term goals and 1 long term goal.

    any help would be really appreciated


    ok that was the problem i was having is figuring out a long term goal. i wasnt sure if i would be able to use

    pt will have a1c <7 by may 31, 2012.

    i wasnt sure if that would be a good goal for an knowledg deficit. thanks for all your help.


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