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Defining characteristics

Client signs and symptoms that must be present to validate a nursing diagnosis

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Dependent functions

With regard to medical diagnoses, physician-prescribed therapies and treatments nurses are obligated to carry out.

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Diagnosis

A statement or conclusion concerning the nature of some phenomenon

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Diagnostic labels

Title used in writing a nursing diagnosis

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Etiology

The causal relationship between a problem and its related or risk factors

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Independent functions

Areas of health care unique to nursing, separate and distinct from medical management

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Norm

An ideal or fixed standard

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Nursing diagnosis

The nurse's clinical judgment about individual, family, or community responses to actual and potential health problems

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PES Format

The three essential components of nursing diagnostic statements including the terms describing the problem, the etiology of the problem, and the defining characteristics or cluster of signs and symptoms.

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Qualifiers

Words that have been added to some NANDA labels to give additional meaning to the diagnostic statement.

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Risk factors

Factors that cause a client to be vulnerable to developing a health problem

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Risk nursing diagnosis

Clinical judgment that a problem does not exist, but the presence of risk factors indicates that a problem is likely to develop unless nurses intervene.

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Standard

A generally accepted rule, model, pattern, or measure.

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Syndrome diagnosis

A diagnosis that is associated with a cluster of other diagnosis

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Taxonomy

A classification system or set of categories, such as nursing diagnoses, arranged on the basis of a single principle or consistent set of principles.