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Nursing Diagnosis & Functional Health Patterns Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by [deleted]

Gordon's Nursing Diagnosis & Functional Health Patterns

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.


Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns is a method develops By Marjorie Gordon in 1987 proposed functional health patterns as a guide for establ­ishing a compre­hensive nursing data base. By using these categories it’s possible to create a systematic and standa­rdized approach to data collec­tion, and enable the nurse to determine the following aspects of health and human function:

Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns

1. Health Perception Health Management Pattern
2. Nutrit­ional Metabolic Pattern
3. Elimin­ation Pattern
4. Activity Exercise Pattern
5. Sleep Rest Pattern
6. Cognit­ive­-Pe­rce­ptual Pattern
7. Self-P­erc­ept­ion­-Se­lf-­Concept Pattern
8. Role-R­ela­tio­nship Pattern
9. Sexual­ity­-Re­pro­ductive
10. Coping­-Stress Tolerance Pattern
11. Value-­Belief Pattern

Health Perception & Health Management

Focused on the person’s perceived level of health and well-b­eing, and on practices for mainta­ining health. Also evaluated Habits including smoking and alcohol or drug use.

Disturbed energy field
Effective therap­eutic regimen management
Health­-se­eking behaviors (specify)
Ineffe­ctive community therap­eutic regimen management
Ineffe­ctive family therap­eutic regimen management
Ineffe­ctive health mainte­nance
Ineffe­ctive protection
Ineffe­ctive therap­eutic regimen management
Noncom­pliance (ineff­ective Adherence)
Readiness for enhanced immuni­zation status
Readiness for enhanced therap­eutic regimen management
Risk for contam­ination
Risk for infection
Risk for injury
Risk for periop­erative positi­oning injury
Risk for poisoning
Risk for sudden infant death syndrome
Risk for suffoc­ation
Risk for trauma
Risk-prone health behavior

Nutrit­ional Metabolic Pattern

it’s focused on the pattern of food and fluid consum­ption relative to metabolic need. Is evaluated the adequacy of local nutrient supplies. Actual or potential problems related to fluid balance, tissue integrity, and host defenses may be identified as well as problems with the gastro­int­estinal system.

Adult failure to thrive
Deficient fluid volume: [isotonic]
[Deficient fluid volume: hyper/­hyp­otonic]
Effective breast­feeding [Learning Need]
Excess fluid volume
Imbalanced nutrition: more than body requir­ements
Imbalanced nutrition: less than body requir­ements
Imbalanced nutrition: risk for more than body requir­ements
Impaired dentition
Impaired oral mucous membrane
Impaired skin integrity
Impaired swallowing
Impaired tissue integrity
Ineffe­ctive breast­feeding
Ineffe­ctive infant feeding pattern
Ineffe­ctive thermo­reg­ulation
Interr­upted breast­feeding
Latex allergy response
Readiness for enhanced fluid balance
Readiness for enhanced nutrition
Risk for aspiration
Risk for deficient fluid volume
Risk for imbalanced fluid volume
Risk for imbalanced body temper­ature
Risk for impaired liver function
Risk for impaired skin integrity
Risk for latex allergy response
Risk for unstable blood glucose

Elimin­ation Pattern

It’s focused on excretory patterns (bowel, bladder, skin).

Bowel incont­inence
Functional urinary incont­inence
Impaired urinary elimin­ation
Overflow urinary incont­inence
Perceived consti­pation
Readiness for enhanced urinary elimin­ation,
Reflex urinary incont­inence
Risk for consti­pation
Risk for urge urinary incont­inence
Stress urinary incont­inence
Total urinary incont­inence
Urge urinary incont­inence
[acute­/ch­ronic] Urinary retention

Activity and Exercise Pattern

It’s focused on the activities of daily living requiring energy expend­iture, including self-care activi­ties, exercise, and leisure activi­ties.

Activity intole­rance
Autonomic dysref­lexia
Decreased cardiac output
Decreased intrac­ranial adaptive capacity
Deficient diversonal activity
Delayed growth and develo­pment
Delayed surgical recovery
Disorg­anized infant behavior
Dysfun­ctional ventil­atory weaning response
Impaired sponta­neous ventil­ation
Impaired bed mobility
Impaired gas exchange
Impaired home mainte­nance
Impaired physical mobility
Impaired transfer ability
Impaired walking
Impaired wheelchair mobility
Ineffe­ctive airway clearance
Ineffe­ctive breathing pattern
Ineffe­ctive tissue perfusion
Readiness for enhanced organized infant behavior
Readiness for enhanced self care
Risk for delayed develo­pment
Risk for disorg­anized infant behavior
Risk for dispro­por­tionate growth
Risk for activity intole­rance
Risk for autonomic dysref­lexia
Risk for disuse syndrome
Sedentary lifestyle
Self-care deficit

Cognit­ive­-Pe­rce­ptual Pattern

It’s focused on the ability to comprehend and use inform­ation and on the sensory functions. Neurologic functions, Sensory experi­ences such as pain and altered sensory input.

Acute confusion
Acute pain
Chronic confusion
Chronic pain
Decisional conflict
Deficient knowledge
Disturbed sensory perception
Disturbed thought processes
Impaired enviro­nmental interp­ret­ation syndrome
Impaired memory
Readiness for enhanced comfort
Readiness for enhanced decision making
Readiness for enhanced knowledge
Risk for acute confusion
Unilateral neglect

Sleep Rest Pattern

It’s focused on the person’s sleep, rest, and relaxation practices. To identified dysfun­ctional sleep patterns, fatigue, and responses to sleep depriv­ation.

Readiness for enhanced sleep
Sleep depriv­ation

Self-P­erc­ept­ion­-Se­lf-­Concept Pattern

its focused on the person’s attitudes toward self, including identity, body image, and sense of self-w­orth.

disturbed Body image
Chronic low self-e­steem
Death anxiety
Disturbed personal identity
Readiness for enhanced hope
Readiness for enhanced power
Readiness for enhanced self-c­oncept
Risk for compro­mised human dignity
Risk for loneliness
Risk for powerl­essness
Risk for situat­ional low self-e­steem
Risk for [/actual] other-­dir­ected violence
Risk for [actual/] self-d­irected violence
Situat­ional low self-e­steem

Role-R­ela­tio­nship Pattern

It’s focused on the person’s roles in the world and relati­onships with others. Evaluated Satisf­action with roles, role strain, or dysfun­ctional relati­ons­hips.

Caregiver role strain
Chronic sorrow
Compli­cated grieving
Dysfun­ctional family processes: alcoholism (substance abuse)
Impaired social intera­ction
Impaired verbal commun­ication
Ineffe­ctive role perfor­mance
Interr­upted family processes
Parental role conflict
Readiness for enhanced commun­ication
Readiness for enhanced family processes
Readiness for enhanced parenting
Relocation stress syndrome
Risk for caregiver role strain
Risk for compli­cated grieving
Risk for impaired parent­/in­fan­t/child attachment
Risk for relocation stress syndrome
Social isolation

Sexuality and Reprod­uction

It’s focused on the person’s satisf­action or dissat­isf­action with sexuality patterns and reprod­uctive functions.

Ineffe­ctive sexuality patterns
Rape-t­rauma syndrome
Sexual dysfun­ction

Coping­-Stress Tolerance Pattern

its focused on the person’s perception of stress and coping strategies Support systems, evaluated symptoms of stress, effect­iveness of a person’s coping strate­gies.

Compro­mised family coping
Defensive coping
Disabled family coping
Impaired adjustment
Ineffe­ctive community coping
Ineffe­ctive coping
Ineffe­ctive denial
Post-t­rauma syndrome
Readiness for enhanced community coping
Readiness for enhanced coping
Readiness for enhanced family coping
Risk for self-m­uti­lation
Risk for suicide
Risk for post-t­rauma syndrome
Stress overload

Value-­Belief Pattern

it’s focused on the person’s values and beliefs.

Impaired religi­osity
Moral distress
Readiness for enhanced religi­osity
Readiness for enhanced spiritual well-being
Risk for impaired religi­osity
Risk for spiritual distress
Spiritual distress