hey there! I need help with creating this care plan related to a case study. The case study states: 23 year old female, diagnosis of Schizophrenia, 1 day postpartum. She comes into the postpartum unit with her husband saying she is having difficulty breastfeeding because her breast feel painful, engorged so the husband asks if they should start feeding the baby formula. I have to create 2 diagnosis either one physiological or psychological or it can be both. I have some diagnosis in mind such as ineffective breastfeeding, knowledge deficit, acute pain related to engorgement. The only thing that throws me off is the diagnosis of schizophrenia what are some diagnosis I can relate to that? thanks
Do you have a care plan book? They are really helpful! I suggest Nursing Diagnosis Handbook
by Betty Ackley. It really helps when coming up with nursing diagnoses. I don't think you need a diagnosis related to schizophrenia. You need to look at the information you have. There are no complaints at all that relate to the schizophrenia. You need to focus on the pts complaints, signs and symptoms, and what diagnoses come from that. There is nothing in your post that implies schizophrenia, except for the fact that the pt has a diagnosis of schizophrenia. That might just be extra information (which is what it seems), because there is nothing going on related to the schizophrenia.