Nursing Diagnosis – Code 00080 Ineffective family health management (1992)

Domain 1. Health Promotion Class 2. Health Management

Ineffective family health management

Definition A pattern of regulating and integrating into family processes a program for the treatment of illness and its sequelae that is unsatisfactory for meeting specific health goals.

Defining Characteristics

■ Acceleration of illness symptoms of a family member ■ Decrease in attention to illness ■ Difficulty with prescribed regimen
■ Failure to take action to reduce risk factor ■ Inappropriate family activities for meeting health goal

Related Factors

■ Complex treatment regimen ■ Complexity of healthcare system
■ Decisional conflict ■ Economically disadvantaged ■ Family conflict