A wellness nursing diagnoses focuses on the patient’s progress or potential progress towards healthier behaviors…… rather than on a problem. They were created to change a situation in which only negative issues were addressed……..leaving out diagnoses for patients in a healthy setting. A wellness diagnosis indicates a readiness to advance from the current level of health to a higher level. There are two prerequisites for a wellness diagnosis—a desire to advance and an ability to do so.
1) Emotional Readiness: The first requirement for a wellness diagnosis is a desire to attain a higher level of well-being. The patient must express emotional readiness to engage in interventions that will help him reach that next level.
2) Status and Function: The second prerequisite for a wellness diagnosis is the presence of status or function required to perform tasks related to the diagnosis.
3) Assessment: Assessing a patient’s readiness to respond to a wellness diagnosis involves patient interviews and interaction.
4) Writing the Diagnosis: While most nursing diagnoses require at least two parts, the diagnosis and the “related to” factors, wellness diagnoses are written a little different. They are started with the word “readiness” followed by the action or health-seeking behavior that will be enhanced.
………. Examples : “Readiness for enhanced management of therapeutic regimen” describes a patient who is willing and able to participate in her own treatment by following recommendations and helping set new goals for herself. A patient who has expressed a desire to come to terms with his illness and requests help with this is displaying “readiness for enhanced coping.” “Readiness for enhanced religiosity” can be applied to a patient who previously stated she no longer believed in her religion but later states that she wants to get back in touch with her spiritual side.
The Diagnosis and Treatment of Antisocial Personality Disorder Introduction Antisocial (dissocial) personality disorder is a person-oriented disorder which is majorly characterized by a universal pattern of violating other people’s rights. It is a mental health condition in which a person has a long-term pattern of altering, exploiting, or violating the rights of others (Franz, 1993, ...