Nursing Diagnosis - Psychosocial

  1. Could someone please tell me what a Psychosocial Nursing Diagnosis is? Im not sure if Im headed in the right direction... I was thinking "Anxiety" would fall under that topic... But in the book I have, there's nothing that specifically says Psychosocial and Anxiety falls under Coping/Stress Tolerance...
    Thanks for any help
    Last edit by Joe V on Nov 23, '16
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  3. by   Daytonite
    Psychosocial nursing diagnoses are often used with patients who have diseases like depression, bipolar diseases, anorexia, bulimia, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, have attempted or are thinking of suicide, have death or dying issues, coping and self-esteem issues or behavioral issues. Self-esteem has to do with one's own worth, capability, significance and success in life. Psychosocial also has to do with the positive and negative connections between people or groups of people and the way in which those connections are exhibited (roles we assume). Coping and stress tolerance are included and have to do with how patients deal with life events and life processes.

    Examples of psychosocial nursing diagnoses are:
    • Disturbed Personal Identity
    • Hopelessness
    • Chronic Low Self-Esteem
    • Situational Low Self-Esteem
    • Risk for Situational Low Self-Esteem
    • Social Isolation
    • Caregiver role strain
    • Risk for caregiver Role Strain
    • Impaired Parenting
    • Risk for Impaired Parenting
    • Readiness for Enhanced parenting
    • Interrupted Family Processes
    • Readiness for Enhanced Family Processes
    • Dysfunctional Family Processes: Alcoholism
    • Risk for Impaired Parent/Infant/Child Attachment
    • Effective Breastfeeding
    • Ineffective Breastfeeding
    • Interrupted Breastfeeding
    • Ineffective Role Performance
    • Parental Role Conflict
    • Impaired Social Interaction
    • Fear
    • Anxiety
    • Death Anxiety
    • Chronic Sorrow
    • Ineffective Denial
    • Grieving
    • Complicated Grieving
    • Ineffective Coping
    • Disabled Family Coping
    • Compromised Family Coping
    • Defensive Coping
    • Ineffective Community Coping
    • Readiness for Enhanced Coping (Individual)
    • Readiness for Enhanced Family Coping
    • Readiness for Enhanced Community Coping
    • Risk for Complicated Grieving
    • Stress Overload
    • Risk-prone Health Behavior