Does NANDA-I provide a list of nursing diagnoses that go along with the most common medical diagnoses?
There are several books that use this format. However, we believe the individual nursing assessment is critical to the accurate nursing diagnosis for a patient. It can be helpful to consider nursing diagnoses that tend to cluster with a particular medical diagnosis. However, if nurses only use a “list” of nursing diagnoses with a particular medical diagnosis, they are missing the uniqueness of the patient for whom they are providing care – that is the risk of this approach. A nursing diagnosis must always be related to each individual patient’s nursing assessment, or we risk misdiagnosis and inappropriate interventions. Remember that patient safety demands accurate nursing diagnosis!