Nursing diagnosis for teaching plan

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    Is there anything you think I should add or take away from my nursing diagnosis:


    Knowledge deficient in the management of Type II Diabetes r/t unfamiliarity or lack of recall on how and why the body produces insulin and how diet and exercise can affect blood sugar levels. Unfamiliarity with what treatments are available for Type II Diabetes as evidenced by patient states she does not know what type of diabetes she has and denied making lifestyle changes as a result of her diagnosis. Patient reports she is unaware of how to use lancets or glucose meters.

    I'm also thinking about what goal to write for this patient
    Last edit by inspiron_series on Apr 16, '08
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    knowledge deficient in the management of type ii diabetes r/t unfamiliarity or lack of recall on how and why the body produces insulin and how diet and exercise can affect blood sugar levels. unfamiliarity with what treatments are available for type ii diabetes as evidenced by patient states she does not know what type of diabetes she has and denied making lifestyle changes as a result of her diagnosis. patient reports she is unaware of how to use lancets or glucose meters.
    i would rewrite it this way:

    knowledge deficient in the management of type ii diabetes r/t lack of recall and lack of information aeb inability to remember how and why the body produces insulin, inability to remember how diet and exercise can affect blood sugar levels, unacquainted with what treatments are available for type ii diabetes, patient statements that she does not know what type of diabetes she has, patient statements indicating not knowing what lifestyle changes to make as a result of her diagnosis, and patient reports of being unaware of how to use lancets or glucose meters to self-test glucose levels.
    everything following the "aeb" (as evidenced by) part of the nursing diagnostic statement is the evidence, or symptoms and abnormal data that were discovered during assessment of the patient. these things are what get targeted for treatment in the planning phase of the care plan process. so, you will be developing goals and nursing interventions that address these specific issues:
    • inability to remember how and why the body produces insulin
    • inability to remember how diet and exercise can affect blood sugar levels
    • unacquainted with what treatments are available for type ii diabetes
    • patient statements that she does not know what type of diabetes she has
    • patient statements indicating not knowing what lifestyle changes to make as a result of her diagnosis
    • patient reports of being unaware of how to use lancets or glucose meters to self-test glucose levels
    goals are always the predicted results of our nursing actions that we order for a patient. an expected outcome is measurable, patient centered, and specific. stated another way, goals/outcomes describe patient states that follow and are expected to be influenced by an intervention. this post will give you guidelines on how to write goal statements: http://allnurses.com/forums/2509305-post157.html
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