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By Marjory Gordon PhD RN FAAN

A DAVIS NOTES ebook! this useful, pocket-sized consultant via Marjory Gordon makes use of sensible well-being styles to aid your scholars gather the main proper evaluate info to figure out nursing diagnoses, and to pick the main applicable nursing interventions emphasizing the basic connection among diagnostic judgment and healing judgment.

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Families at Risk Some families are at increased risk for problems in the sleep-rest pattern. Be sensitive to cues when assessing families with any of the following characteristics: ■ Disorganized lifestyle. ■ Living in overcrowded housing. ■ Member who does shift work. ■ Nocturnal neighborhood activity. Assessment Items History ■ Most days, do family members seem to be well rested and ready for school and work? ■ Regularity of family sleep pattern? ■ Sufficient space? Quiet, dark sleeping space available?

Mobility. ■ Activity and exercise tolerance. Foot problems, such as painful corns, calluses, and toe deformities, decrease activity tolerance and impair mobility. Referral to a podiatrist may be indicated. Assessment of range of joint motion identifies the risk for contractures (shortening of tendons at movable joints). Lack of community transportation can limit access to health-care services. For the disabled, facilitation of independent self-care and locomotion rests on accurate assessment of family caregiver knowledge and the home and neighborhood environment.

Positive or negative experiences can become associated with certain foods. ■ Radio and television shape attitudes toward foods. ■ Community resources can influence access to foods and, through regulations, influence the quality of food. Why This Pattern Is Important ■ Deficiencies in this pattern can explain problems in other areas, such as constipation, skin breakdown, and fatigue. For example, a diet lacking sufficient fluid and roughage may lead to elimination problems. ■ Fluid intake is important because metabolism occurs in a fluid medium.

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