This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.
Developed by Marjory Gordon.
A method used by nurses in the nursing process to provide a comprehensive nursing assessment of the patient.
Taxonomy II of NANDA Nursing Diagnosis classification is based on Gordon's functional health patterns.
Gorden's functional health pattern includes 11 categories which is a systematic and standardized approach to data collection.
Gordon List of Functional Health Patterns
Health Perception: Health Management Pattern
client’s perceived pattern of health and well being and how health is managed.
Nutritional: Metabolic Pattern
pattern of food and fluid consumption relative to metabolic need and pattern indicators of local nutrient supply.
pattern of excretory function (bowel, bladder, and s
Activity: Exercise Pattern
pattern of exercise, activity, leisure, and recreation.
Cognitive: Perceptual Pattern
sensory, perceptual, and cognitive pattern
Sleep: Rest Pattern
patterns of sleep, rest, and relaxation.
Self-perception: Self-concept Pattern
self-concept and perceptions of self (body comfory, image, feeling state)
Role: Relationship Pattern
pattern of role engagements and relationships.
Sexuality: Reproductive Pattern
client’s pattern of satisfaction and dissatisfaction with sexuality pattern, describes reproductive patterns.
Coping: Stress Tolerance Pattern
general coping patterns and effectiveness of the pattern in terms of stress tolerance.
Value: Belief Pattern
pattern of values and beliefs, including spiritual and /or goals that guide choices or decisions.
Domains: NANDA of Human Needs
2. Food / Hydration
5. Rest / Sleep
6. Wear proper clothing & Choose
8. Health / Skin
11. Religion / Beliefs
12. Work / Being
13. Recreational Activities