How do you logically prioritize Nursing Diagnoses? Logically, you're told to follow Maslow's hierarchy of needs (physical needs first), but that isn't enough of an explanation.
For example, you can write a dx. for "diarrhea" but is that necessarily the main problem? What about things that happen because
of diarrhea like "risk for electrolyte/fluid imbalance" or "pain related to diarrhea"?
You can't just put all three into one dx., and since they are all techinally "physical needs" how do you pick which one is more important?