Elliott. Age: 20.
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Londyn. Age: 28.
Depression Nursing Diagnosis
Depression Nursing Diagnosis Especially when long-lasting and with moderate or severe intensity, depression may become a serious health condition. Clarifying the difference between medical diagnosis and nursing diagnosis is also essential if one is to be comfortable with the process. Resource for diagnosis and management of depression in non-specialized health settings Depression is a common mental disorder, characterized by persistent sadness and a loss of interest in activities that you normally enjoy, accompanied by an inability to carry out daily activities, for at least two weeks.
Kaitlyn. Age: 22.
Nursing Diagnosis for Epilepsy
Background: Nurses have become increasingly involved in overseeing the management of patients with complex medical conditions, including those with epilepsy. Nurses who are not specialists in epilepsy can play a central role in providing optimal care, education, and support to their patients with epilepsy, given the proper tools. Objective: Our objective was to create a tool that can be used by nurses in the clinic setting to help facilitate discussion of topics relevant to enhancing medical care and management of patients with epilepsy. To address this need, a panel of epilepsy nursing experts used a patient-centered care approach to develop an Epilepsy Nursing Communication Tool ENCT.
Seizures are disturbances in normal brain function resulting from abnormal electrical discharges in the brain, which can cause loss of consciousness, uncontrolled body movements, changes in behaviors and sensation, and changes in the autonomic system. Majority of seizures happen within the first years of life. After 8 hours of nursing interventions, the patient will demonstrate behaviors, lifestyle changes to reduce risk factors and protect self from injury. Lack of sleep, flashing lights and prolonged television viewing may increase brain activity that may cause potential seizure activity.