Archive for the 'Anxiety' Category

Nursing diagnosis – death anxiety

ShareDeath Anxiety DEFINITION Vague uneasy feeling of discomfort or dread generated by perceptions of a real or imagined threat to one’s existence DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Worry about the impact of one’s death on significant others • Powerlessness over issues related to dying • Fear of loss of physical and mental abilities when dying • Total [...]

Nursing diagnosis – anxiety

ShareAnxiety DEFINITION Vague uneasy feeling of discomfort or dread accompanied by an autonomic response (the source often non-specific or unknown to the individual); a feeling of apprehension caused by anticipation of danger. It is an alerting signal that warns of impeding danger and enables the individual to take measures to deal with threat DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS [...]