NANDA describes Deficient Knowledge as......
NANDA-I Definition: Absence or deficiency of cognitive information related to specific topic.
Knowledge deficit is a lack of cognitive information or psychomotor skills required for health recovery, maintenance, or health promotion. Learning may involve any of the three domains: cognitive domain (intellectual activities, problem solving, and others); affective domain (feelings, attitudes, belief); and psychomotor domain (physical skills or procedures). The nurse must decide with the learner what to teach, when to teach, and how to teach the mutually agreed-upon content. Adult learning principles guide the teaching-learning process. I
information should be made available when the patient wants and needs it, at the pace the patient determines, and using the teaching strategy the patient deems most effective. Many factors influence patient education, including age, cognitive level, developmental stage, physical limitations (e.g., visual, hearing, balance, hand coordination, strength), the primary disease process and comorbidities, and sociocultural factors. Older patients need more time for teaching and may have sensory-perceptual deficits and/or cognitive changes that may require a modification in teaching techniques.
Certain ethnic and religious groups hold unique beliefs and health practices that must be considered when designing a teaching plan. These practices may vary from home remedies (e.g., special soups, poultices) and alternative therapies (e.g., massage, biofeedback, energy healing, macrobiotics, or megavitamins in place of prescribed medications) to reliance on an elder in the family to coordinate the care plan. Patients with low literacy skills will require educational programs that include more simplified treatment regimens, simplified teaching tools (e.g., cartoons, lower readability levels), a slower presentation pace, and techniques for cueing patients to initiate certain behaviors (e.g., pill schedule posted on refrigerator, timer for taking medications).
So be sure to accommodate these differences in your care plan.
Common Related Factors
New condition, procedure, treatment
Complexity of treatment
Misinterpretation of information
Decreased motivation to learn
Emotional state affecting learning (anxiety, denial, or depression)
Unfamiliarity with information resources
Lack of recall
Verbalizing inaccurate information
Inaccurate follow-through of instruction
Questioning members of health care team
Incorrect task performance
Expressing frustration or confusion when performing task
Gulanick: Nursing Care Plans, 7th Edition
Scott is right. Knowledge deficit related to ..........whatever reason patient says they didn't know their meds, No one told them before, new med, they weren't ready to learn, didn't want to learn, just didn't know to ask........as evidenced by......inability to verbalize information about the med.
You are on target for short term goals. Or even return demonstrate application/administration of meds if applicable.