Nursing diagnosis – PERCEIVED CONSTIPATION

SharePERCEIVED  CONSTIPATION DEFINITION Self-diagnosis of constipation and abuse of laxatives, enemas, and suppositories to ensure a daily bowel movement DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Expectation of passage of stools at the same time each day • Overuse of laxatives, enemas, and/or suppositories RELATED FACTORS • Cultural health beliefs • Faulty appraisal • Family health beliefs • Impaired [...]