Archive for the 'Coping' Category

Nursing diagnosis – READINESS FOR ENHANCED FAMILY COPING

ShareREADINESS  FOR  ENHANCED FAMILY  COPING DEFINITION Effective management of adaptive tasks by family member involved with the client’s health challenge, who now exhibits desire and readiness for enhanced health and growth in regard to self and in relation to the client DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Individual expresses interest in making contact with others who have experienced [...]

Nursing diagnosis – READINESS FOR ENHANCED COMMUNITY COPING

ShareREADINESS  FOR  ENHANCED COMMUNITY  COPING DEFINITION Pattern of community activities for adaptation and problem solving that is satisfactory for meeting the demands or needs of the commu- nity but can be improved for management of current and future problems/stressors DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Active planning to handle predicted stressors • Active problem solving when faced with [...]

Nursing diagnosis – READINESS FOR ENHANCED COPING

ShareREADINESS  FOR  ENHANCED  COPING DEFINITION A pattern of cognitive and behavioral efforts to manage demands that is sufficient for well-being and can be strengthened DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Defines stressors as manageable • Seeks knowledge of new strategies • Seeks social support • Uses a broad range of problem-oriented and emotion-oriented strategies • Uses spiritual resources [...]

Nursing diagnosis – INEFFECTIVE COMMUNITY COPING

ShareINEFFECTIVE  COMMUNITY  COPING DEFINITION Pattern of community activities for adaptation and problem-solving that is unsatisfactory for meeting the demands or needs of the com- munity DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Deficits in participation • Excessive conflicts • Expressed powerlessness and vulnerability • Failure of community to meet its own expectations • High illness rate • Increased social [...]

Nursing diagnosis – INEFFECTIVE COPING

ShareINEFFECTIVE  COPING DEFINITION Inability to form a valid appraisal of the stressors, inadequate choices of practiced responses, and/or inability to use available resources DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Change in communication patterns • Decreased use of social support • Destructive behavior toward self or others • Difficulty asking for help • Fatigue • High illness rate • [...]

Nursing diagnosis – DISABLED FAMILY COPING

ShareDISABLED  FAMILY  COPING DEFINITION Behavior of significant person (family members or other primary per- son) that disables his or her capabilities and the patient’s capabilities to effectively address tasks essential to either person’s adaptation to the health challenge DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Intolerance • Distortion of reality regarding • Agitation, depression, aggres- patient sion, hostility • [...]

Nursing diagnosis – DEFENSIVE COPING

ShareDEFENSIVE  COPING DEFINITION Repeated projection of falsely positive self-evaluation based on a self-protective pattern that defends against underlying perceived threats to positive self-regard DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Denial of obvious problems • Projection of blame • Denial of obvious weaknesses • Projection of responsibility • Difficulty establishing • Rationalization of failures relationships • Ridicule of others [...]

Nursing diagnosis – COMPROMISED FAMILY COPING

ShareCOMPROMISED  FAMILY  COPING DEFINITION Usually supportive primary person (family member or close friend) provides insufficient, ineffective, or compromised support, comfort, assistance, or encouragement that may be needed by the patient to manage or master adaptive tasks related to health challenge DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Attempts to assist the patient with unsatisfactory results • Displays of protective [...]