The Five Year Gap between Diagnosis of Diabetes and Complications

The news of being pre-diabetic was certainly not the best of news I received. I knew that being overweight and having a family history of heart disease was not going to help either. Ever since I have known of being pre-diabetic I have maintained a strict diet and am trying to achieve a 45lbs weight […]

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A Nursing Diagnosis for Cystic Fibrosis

Nursing diagnoses describe problems that can be addressed by nursing measures. Because nurses can’t diagnose a disease or prescribe medication, a nursing diagnosis doesn’t describe a disease or prescribe medications or treatments beyond a nurse’s scope of practice. In the case of a disease like cystic fibrosis, nursing diagnoses center on treating problems caused by […]

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Multiaxial Diagnosis

The Fourth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM IV is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States. It used for patient diagnosis and treatment, and is important for collecting and communicating accurate public health statistics. The DSM consists of three major […]

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The word diagnosis means to identify the nature and cause of anything. People use diagnosis many different ways with different variations in the use of logic and experience to figure out cause and effect relationships. The word diagnosis does not always have to consist of medical terms. In Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain, the characters have […]

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Case Study Report: Depression, Delirium, and Suicidality

In the case of Helen Kay, age 73, the initial diagnosis from an emergency room physician was “delirium from a reversible malfunction of the brain.” The etiology of the disorder can be considered to result from severe depression over the loss of her husband, and a problem with cognition resulting in her belief that she […]

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