We've been given a patient scenario and have to select 2 priority nursing diagnoses, give a rationale for each and briefly discuss how you as an RN would address the patient's problems in general then discuss in detail how you would address the 2 priority problems you identified. It has to be roughly 2000 wds.
The case study is a 26 year old man with Schizophrenia (Paranoid). Basically I have gone through the scenario and I identified the following problems which are impacting on the patient's health & wellbeing:
* relationship problems with partner
* non-compliance with medication (believes he is being poisoned)
* delusions (other people tapping into his world via phone etc, partner infidelity, nurses are KGB agents)
I haven't done one of these before and would REALLY APPRECIATE any advice anyone can give me!! I'm finding the whole NANDA thing a bit confusing. I look up for eg Delusions and then it directs me to a list of terms... if I look those up I don't really feel as though they are really addressing the problem.
Thanks so much everyone!! I will kiss your feet for ever!!
Mar 24, '06
The first piece of advice would be "what specifically are you asking for?"
You provided a lot of info above, but ask generally and sort of vaguely for assistance. What assistance, I can't tell. It may be more effective here on this "One Thread" to have us members address "One" assignment problem/issue. When you post generally on something like this, you tend to get general feedback...which may not be all too helpful or answer your question(s). Your time is valuable. Post more specifically, you will then have all reading members "on the same page" with you. Please narrow down your request.
Also, we have a Nursing Student Assistance Forum for students who need help with school assignments. I encourage you to use that forum for school projects. It is located here: Nursing Student Assistance Forums
Just trying to be helpful.
Last edit by Thunderwolf on Mar 24, '06