Definition: Inability to modify lifestyle/behavior in a manner consistent with a change in health status.
Denial of health status change
Failure to achieve optimal sense of control
Failure to take actions that would prevent further health problems
Demonstration of nonacceptance of health status change
Sample NIC linkages:
NURSING PRIORITY NO. 1. To assess degree of impaired function:
● Perform a physical and/or psychosocial assessment. Determines the extent of the limitation(s) of the present condition.
● Listen to the client’s perception of inability/reluctance to adapt to situations that are occurring at present. Perceptions are reality to the client and need to be identified so they may be addressed and dealt with.3
● Survey (with the client) past and present significant support systems (family, church,groups, and organizations). Identifies helpful resources that may be needed in current situation/change in health status.