Nursing Diagnosis for Deficient Knowledge

NANDA Definition: Absence or deficiency of cognitive information related to a specific topic
Defining Characteristics: Verbalization of the problem; inaccurate follow-through of instruction; inaccurate performance of test; inappropriate or exaggerated behaviors (e.g., hysterical, hostile, agitated, apathetic)

Related Factors:
  • Lack of exposure
  • lack of recall
  • information misinterpretation
  • cognitive limitation
  • lack of interest in learning
  • unfamiliarity with information resources

NOC Outcomes (Nursing Outcomes Classification)
Suggested NOC Labels
  • Knowledge of: Diet
  • Disease Process
  • Energy Conservation
  • Health Behaviors
  • Health Resources
  • Infection Control
  • Medication
  • Personal Safety
  • Prescribed Activity
  • Substance Use Control
  • Treatment Procedures
  • Treatment Regimen
NIC Interventions (Nursing Interventions Classification)
Suggested NIC Labels
  • Teaching: Disease Process
  • Teaching: Individual
  • Teaching: Infant Care
Client Outcomes
  • Explains disease state, recognizes need for medications, understands treatments
  • Explains how to incorporate new health regimen into lifestyle
  • States an ability to deal with health situation and remain in control of life
  • Demonstrates how to perform procedures satisfactorily
  • Lists resources that can be used for more information or support after discharge.
Nursing Diagnosis Nursing Care Plan Deficient Knowledge

Nursing Diagnosis

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