Definition: Decreased, delayed, or absent ability to receive, process, transmit, and use a system of symbols
SAMPLE CLINICAL APPLICATIONS: brain injury/stroke, facial trauma, head/neck cancer,radical neck surgery/laryngectomy, cleft lip/palate, dementia, Tourette’s syndrome, autism, schizophrenia.
DESIRED OUTCOMES/EVALUATION CRITERIA
Sample NOC linkages:
Client Will (Include Specific Time Frame)
Sample NIC linkages:
NURSING PRIORITY NO. 1. To assess causative/contributing factors: