Nursing Diagnosis

Nursing Diagnosis 150 150 Tony Guo

Nursing Diagnosis

  • Nursing diagnosis is related to the psychosocial, spiritual, and physical concerns that accompany EOL care

Planning

  • Involve patient and family
  • Advocate for
    • Patient wishes
    • Comfort and safety
    • Care of emotional and physical needs
    • Where patient wants to die
  • The last hours or days of the patient experiencing brain death (e.g., from trauma) are frequently spent in the ICU.

Implementation

  • Psychosocial and physical care are interrelated
    • Ongoing information on disease, dying process, and care
    • Coping strategies
    • Denial and grieving may be barriers to learning
    • Manage Anxiety, Anger, Fear and Depression

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