Friday, June 5, 2009

How to Use Anxiety NANDA Nursing Diagnosis

. Friday, June 5, 2009

woman with anxiety disorderDiagnosis Definition for Anxiety is feeling Vague uneasy or discomfort or dread accompanied by an autonomic response (the source often nonspecific or unknown to the individual), a feeling of apprehension caused by anticipation of danger. It is an alerting signal that warns of impending danger and enables the individual to take measures to deal with threat.

Defining Characteristics Nursing Diagnosis Anxiety is Expressed concerns due to change in life events, insomnia Fear of unspecific consequences, Shakiness

Sample Clinical Applications Using Nursing Diagnosis Anxiety:

Suggestions when nurses carry out Nursing Care Plans for Anxiety and using Nursing Diagnosis Anxiety Nursing Diagnosis Anxiety must be different from fear, At Nursing Diagnosis Anxiety nurse helps the patient identify the causes of Anxiety, or when it cannot be identified nurse will help patients to express Anxiety. While in the diagnosis fear, the nurse will move the cause of fear or overcome a specific fear.

Nursing outcome Nursing Care Plans for Anxiety
  • Patient will Verbalize awareness of feelings of anxiety
  • Patient will appear relaxed and report anxiety is reduced to a manageable level.
  • Patient will identify healthy ways to deal with and express anxiety.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills.
  • Use resources/support systems effectively.

Nursing Priority Nursing Care Plans For Anxiety
  • Assess level of anxiety
  • Assist client to identify feelings and begin to deal with problems
  • Provide measures to comfort and aid client to handle problematic
  • To promote wellness
  • Teaching/discharge considerations


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