Is Community diagnoses written the same as nursing diagnoses?

  1. I'm confused and my textbook is not clear on it. I want to write a diagnosis for a community with a leading COD of heart disease. But do I write it as

    ex: Decreased Cardiac output r/t decreased myocardial perfusion


    Do I write narrative style what the problem is (currently the leading COD) and develop goals and interventions (by levels of prevention)?

    Plus, I'm also trying to come up with one for the fact that there is a huge increase in cases of Chlamydia in our community...

    I am not a community or public health nurse and this course is showing me exactly why I'm not. This is very complicated!!
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    About stdntograd06, BSN, RN

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    Staff RN; from US
    Specialty: 11 year(s) of experience in Cardiac, CVA