I am doing a patient care plan on asthma. I am using the "Ineffective breathing pattern" for my diagnosis. I was wondering, if in the 'related to' statement, if I am allowed to state "related to diagnosis of asthma," or if I am not allowed to explicitly state the medical diagnosis as such.
Any help is appreciated!
Absolutely! And thanks, santina44, for letting me know what the final ruling was from the instructor. That was very good information, and a better way for me to think about writing nursing dx in the future!
Armygirl7: I am so glad you understand the point of care plans!! There are so many students who complain about them, but I think it's often because they don't understand the purpose. And the purpose is exactly what you said...to focus on treating the effects of the disorder and the human response, not just the disease itself. That's the doctor's job! But the process of breaking it down into a care plan definitely helps develop your "nurse problem-solving" brain muscle.
Last edit by RNTutor on Jun 6, '10