Published Feb 11, 2014
Hey There...Could someone please help me with determining a nursing diagnosis?? I do not have a book on hand and this is due ASAP! This is not for a care plan, I just need one priority need diagnosis based on a previously done health assessment. My problem is that the person is very healthy, active, and has no medical history to speak of. I'm thinking a wellness or risk for diagnosis would be best. My guess on priority would be related to the strong family history for substance abuse/alcohol abuse or obesity (the pt does not show direct risk for this, however, in terms of behavior). The only medical complaint is occasional headaches. Any advise would be greatly appreciated!!!!
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You could always do readiness for enhanced knowledge, especially if they show interest in learning more to stay healthy. Your interventions could be a teaching plan of health promotions to avoid becoming a substance abuser or obese.
We're not here to do your homework for you.
You need to get a copy of the NANDA manual for these assignments. You'll use it a lot throughout your program.
Run baby run, I don't appreciate your rude comment! First of all, I live over seas and can't access something like a book as easy as that. Amazon delivery takes up to 3 weeks. Second, I am an RN and have been for many years. I know exactly how to go about this whole thing but I have been out of it for a number of years and did not anticipate needing to write a nursing diagnosis being that this is an online BSN program. Thanks for taking the time out of your day to be completely useless and come across as a jerk. I just needed an opinion or recommendation being that I have limited resources at the moment. Seriously!!
Retired APRN, MSN, RN, APRN
First about the book issue. I'm not in the US either. Even if you don't have a Kindle device, you can get a Kindle app for your phone, tablet, and even PC, I think. Then there is no waiting for the book to arrive.
Second, you said "any advice would be greatly appreciated". You received advice; it really is not possible to do these assignments without NANDA. I'm sorry your program did not make you aware of that.
Being rude and invoking NETY may not be the best move to get experienced nurses in the mood to help you.
getting NETY?? I feel like a really rude and unnecessary comment was made as opposed to helping me!!! Thanks for the great advice. I guess I was at my wits end yesterday trying to figure out which way to go with the whole thing.....and yes, I was searching on the internet etc. Generally, diagnosis would be centered around a problem and not wellness so I was hoping to get clarification or recommendation. So much for that. Lesson learned. I have been an ER nurse for 15 years, btw. Should have known, though, there are always those out there looking to sound like the pro! Big oversight on my part yes but rub my nose in it!
What about looking for a NANDA book from the library at your work? Even Google? I can see why looking for a diagnosis for a healthy person could be frustrating, but didn't you anticipate needing this info at some point in your program? I don't think anyone was trying to be rude, but you seem to be really put out by the responses given.
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