Anyone know a good nursing dx. for end of life care?
Nov 12, '07
I just wrote a case study on a pt dying of brain cancer. He was in-patient hospice. I had about 20 applicable nursing diagnoses. The two I used for my care plans
were: Ineffective airway clearance and Impaired skin integrity. It all depends on your patient. The difference between care plans for dying pts and "curable" pts are the objectives. For example, I did not expect wound healing, but I did expect to prevent future pressure ulcers. And I did not expect my pt to TCDB to clear airway, but I did hope to prevent further congestion with secretions by applying scopo patch, elevating HOB, etc.
Last edit by BBQvegan on Nov 28, '07