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Anxiety

A vague uneasy feeling of 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.

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Disturbed Body Image

Confusion in mental picture of one's physical self

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Impaired Verbal Communication

Decreased, delayed, or absent ability to receive, process, transmit, and/or use a system of symbols

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Decisional Conflict

Uncertainty about course of action to be taken when choice among competing actions involves risk, loss, or challenge to values and beliefs

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Defensive Coping

Repeated projection of falsely positive self-evaluation based on a self-protective pattern that defends against underlying perceived threats to positive self-regard

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Ineffective Coping

Inability to form a valid appraisal of the stressors, inadequate choices of practiced responses, and/or inability to use available resources

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Ineffective Denial

Conscous or unconscious attempt to disavow the knowledge or meaning of an event to reduce anxiety/fear, but leading to the detriment of health

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Complicated Grieving 

A disorder that occurs after the death of a significant other in which the experience of distress accompanying breavement fails to follow normative expectations and manifests in functional impairment

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Risk for Complicated Grieving

At risk for a disorder that occurs after the death of a significant other in which the experience of distress accompanying bereavement fails to follow normative expectations and manifests in functional impairment

Risk Factors:

  • Death of a significant other
  • Emotional Instability
  • Lack of social support

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Ineffective Self Health Management

Inability to indentify, manage, and/or seek out help to maintain health

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Hopelessness

Subjective state in which individual sees limited or no alternatives or personal choices available and is unable to mobilize energy on own behalf

 

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Risk for Lonliness

At risk for experiencing discomfort associated with a  desire or need for more contact with others

Risk Factors:

  • Affectional deprivation
  • Cathectic Deprivation
  • Physical Isolation
  • Social Isolation

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Noncompliance

Behavior of a person and/or caregiver that fails to coincide with a health-promoting or therapeutic plan agreed on by the person (and/or family and/or community) and health care professional; in the presence of an agreed-on, health-promoting, or therapeutic plan, person's or caregiver's behavior is fully or partially nonadherent and may lead to clinically ineffective or patirally ineffective outcomes

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Disturbed Personal Identity

Inability to maintain an integrated and complete perception of self

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Post Trauma Syndrome

Sustained maladaptive response to a traumatic, overwhelming event

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Powerlessness

Perception that one's own actions will not significantly affect an outcome; a perceived lack of control over current situation or immediate happening

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Risk for Powerlessness

At risk for perceived lack of control over a situation and/or one's aility to significantly affect an outcome

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Rape Trauma Syndrome

Sustained maladaptive response to a forced, violent, sexual penetration against the victim's will and consent

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Impaired Individual Resilience 

Decreased ability to sustain a pattern of positive responses to an adverse situation or crisis

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Chronic Low Self Esteem

Long-standing negative self-evaluating/feelings about self or self-capabilities

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Situational Low Self Esteem

Development of a negative perception of self-worth in response to a current situation

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Self Mutilation

Deliberate self-injurious behavior causing tissue damage with the intent of causing nonfatal injury to attain relief of tension

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Risk for Self Mutilation

At risk for diliberate self-injurious behavior causing tissue damage with the intent of causing nonfatal injury to attain relief of tension

Risk Factors (a few):

  • Adolescence
  • Autistic 
  • Battered child
  • Borderline personality disorders
  • Character disorders
  • Childhood illness
  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • Childhood surgery
  • Low self-esteem
  • Violence between parental figures

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Disturbed Sensory Perception (specify visual, auditory, kinesthetic, gustatory, tactile, olfactory)

Change in the amount or patterning of incoming stimuli accompanied by a diminished, exaggerated, distorted, or imparied response to such stimuli

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Impaired Social Interaction

Insufficient or excessive quantity or ineffective quality of social exchange

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Social Isolation

Aloneness experienced by the individual and perceived and imposed by others and as a negative or threatening state

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Chronic Sorrow

Cyclical, recurring, and potentially progressive pattern of pervasive sadness experienced (by caregiver, individual with chronic illness or disability) in response to continual loss throughout trajectory of an illness or disability

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Risk for Suicide

At risk for self-inflicted, life-threatening injury

Related Factors (some):

  • Buying a gun
  • Changing a will
  • Giving away possessions
  • H/o prior suicide attempt
  • Divorced
  • Male 
  • Widowed
  • Illness
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Substance abuse
  • Living alone
  • Loss of independence
  • Lonliness
  • Loss of important relationship
  • Social isolation
  • States desire to die
  • Threats of killing oneself

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Risk for Other-Directed Violence

At risk for behaviors in which an individual demonstrates that he or she can be physically, emotionally, and/or sexually harmful to others

 

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Risk for Self-Directed Violence

At risk for behaviors in which an individual demonstrates that he/she can be physically, emotionally, and/or sexually harmful to self