Quote from paratroopa
As a nursing student I really don't understand nursing diagnosis. Patients have a medical diagnosis already why must nurses create another one and usually something so silly it is phrased in such a way that a normal person would not speak in such terms. For example...Hypoxia which we can all understand but they have created a nursing diagnosis such as inadequate tissue perfusion...I just dont get it...If I have a pt in pain I will admin pain pills not write about it...
Lots of things to consider in this post; I will hope/assume you are a first semester NS. I will give my two cents but, in full disclosure, I have not used ND in quite awhile, and like everything a lack of use leads to atrophy.
1. ND do not come from medical dx. They are based on the nurses assessment of the patient.
2. ND describe what is going on with that particular patient at that particular time.
3. ND corresponds to appropriate nursing interventions and ultimately nursing outcomes.
4. There are many more ways to treat "pain" than giving a patient "pain pills".
5. You always have to "write about it" because if you don't document then...