I'm a first semester nursing student and I'm writing a nursing diagnosis for my patient. She has chronic back pain caused by a Fx to her dorsal and lumbar vertabra. I wrote my diagnosis like this,
Chronic pain related to compression of the spine as evidence by client rating pain an 8 on a scale of 1-10, client grimacing and showing great difficulty while standing and sitting, an exaggerated rounding of her back, and the medical chart stating a prior fracture to the dorsal and lumbar vertebra.
Does that sound alright? I'm still very new at writing these and I'm not sure what I can and cannot use for related to and as evidence by factors. Thanks in advance!