NURSING DIAGNOSIS

Topics: Nursing, Health care, Psychology Pages: 3 (424 words) Published: May 25, 2015
NURSING DIAGNOSIS: INEFFECTIVE COPING RELATED TO SITUATIONAL CRISIS AS EVIDENCED BY USE OF FORMS OF COPING THAT IMPEDE ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR
I have learned in nursing school, I can give a nursing diagnosis but not a medical diagnosis so I found one that is perfect for Miss Emily Grierson. The parts of a nursing diagnosis consist of a title which has two parts related to and evidenced by, goal, and nursing intervention. I finished my Mental Health Nursing Class last quarter, it was a great experience. Mental Health is one of the few areas in nursing that needs attention. After my clinical rotation at St. Anthony’s, I now have a different perspective of Mental Health. It is real and people usually take it for granted.

In the story, “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, the main character is Miss Emily Grierson. As the text said, “Miss Emily met them at the door, dressed as usual and with no trace of grief on her face. She told them that her father was not dead. She did that for three days, with the ministers calling on her, and the doctors, trying to persuade her to let them dispose of the body. Just as they were about to resort to law and force, she broke down, and they buried her father quickly.” (Faulkner, p. 82) The death of her father was evidently a crisis that caused her pain. She was having a hard time coping of her fathers’ death. She did not want them to take his dead body. She did not have anyone to lean on to when she was grieving for her fathers’ death. People have different coping mechanism. The main character of the story is an example of mentally ill patient who does not even know she needs help. I feel sorry for her.

Part of a nursing diagnosis is to make a goal, and a nursing intervention for the patient in this case, Ms. Emily Grierson. The goal would be, the patient will use effective coping strategies, use behaviors to decrease stress, and seek help from a health care professional as appropriate. The interventions will...
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