probably no other nursing diagnosis has garnered as much controversy as this one:
energy field disturbance - wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
disturbed energy field
definition: disruption of the flow of energy [aura] surrounding a person's being that
results in a disharmony of the body, mind, and/or spirit
slowing or blocking of energy flows secondary to:
pathophysologic factors--illness (specify), pregnancy, injury
treatment-related factors--immobility, labor and delivery, perioperative experience,
situational factors (personal environment)--pain, fear, anxiety, grieving
maturational factors--age-related developmental difficulties or crisis (specify)
perception of changes in patterns flow, such as--
temperature change (warmth/coolness)
visual changes (image/color)
disruption of the field
(deficient/hole/spike/bulge/obstruction/congestion/diminished flow in energy
desired outcomes/evaluation criteria--client will:
* acknowledge feelings of anxiety and distress.
* verbalize sense of relaxation/well-being.
* display reduction in severity/frequency of symptoms.
scathing criticism of this nursing diagnosis is not difficult to find; this is just one example:
nanda and energy field disturbance
what is your opinion of "disturbed energy field?" does nanda need to drop this, as not being scientifically sound, or do we need to keep this, as this attests to the inclusiveness and holistic nature of nursing?
Dec 28, '06
Does that mean I can't glow while charting?? Awwww and I was looking forward to it.
Ooooooooooh I'm glowing even as we speak.
And yes I too believe this is a bogus dx, but then they didn't as me did they?
Last edit by P_RN on Dec 28, '06