Nursing diagnosis – READINESS FOR ENHANCED KNOWLEDGE

ShareREADINESS  FOR  ENHANCED  KNOWLEDGE DEFINITION The presence or acquisition of cognitive information related to a specific topic that is sufficient for meeting health-related goals and can be strengthened DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Expresses an interest in • Behaves congruent with learning expressed knowledge • Explains knowledge of • Describes previous experience topic related to other topics [...]

Nursing diagnosis – READINESS FOR ENHANCED ORGANIZED INFANT BEHAVIOR

ShareREADINESS  FOR  ENHANCED  ORGANIZED INFANT  BEHAVIOR DEFINITION A pattern of modulation of the physiologic and behavioral systems of functioning (such as autonomic, motor, state-organizational, self- regulatory, and attentional–interactional systems) in an infant that is satisfactory but that can be improved DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Use of some self-regulatory behaviors • Definite sleep–wake states • Responsiveness to [...]

Nursing diagnosis – READINESS FOR ENHANCED IMMUNIZATION STATUS

ShareREADINESS  FOR  ENHANCED IMMUNIZATION  STATUS DEFINITION A pattern of conforming to local, national, and/or international stan- dards of immunization to prevent infectious disease(s) that is sufficient to protect a person, family, or community and can be strengthened DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS Expresses desire to enhance • Behavior to prevent infectious disease. • Identification of possible problems associated [...]

Nursing diagnosis – READINESS FOR ENHANCED HOPE

ShareREADINESS  FOR  ENHANCED  HOPE DEFINITION A pattern of expectations and desires that is sufficient for mobilizing energy on one’s own behalf and can be strengthened DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS Expresses desire to enhance: • Ability to set personal goals • Belief in possibilities • Congruency of expectations with desires • Hope • Interconnectedness with others • Problem [...]

Nursing diagnosis – READINESS FOR ENHANCED FLUID BALANCE

ShareREADINESS  FOR  ENHANCED FLUID  BALANCE DEFINITION A pattern of equilibrium between fluid volume and chemical compo- sition of body fluids that is sufficient for meeting physical needs and can be strengthened DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Verbalization of willingness to enhance fluid balance • Stable weight • Moist mucous membranes • Food and fluid intake adequate for [...]

Nursing diagnosis – READINESS FOR ENHANCED FAMILY PROCESSES

ShareREADINESS  FOR  ENHANCED FAMILY  PROCESSES DEFINITION A pattern of family functioning that is sufficient to support the well- being of family members and can be strengthened DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Activities support the growth of family members • Activities support the safety of family members • Balance exists between autonomy and cohesiveness • Boundaries of family [...]

Nursing diagnosis – READINESS FOR ENHANCED DECISION MAKING

ShareREADINESS  FOR  ENHANCED DECISION  MAKING DEFINITION A pattern of choosing courses of action that is sufficient for meeting short- and long-term health-related goals and can be strengthened DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Expresses desire to enhance decision making • Expresses desire to enhance congruency of decisions with personal values and goals • Expresses desire to enhance congruency [...]

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 – READINESS FOR ENHANCED COMMUNICATION

ShareREADINESS  FOR  ENHANCED COMMUNICATION DEFINITION A pattern of exchanging information and ideas with others that is suf- ficient for meeting one’s needs and life’s goals, and can be strengthened DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Expresses willingness to enhance communication ability • Can speak or write language clearly • Forms words, phrases, and language with articulation • Uses [...]