Diagnosis

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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