Applying Standardized Terminologies : Caring For The Breast Cancer Patient

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Applying Standardized Terminologies: Caring for the Breast Cancer Patient Throughout this paper the identification and application of standardized terminologies such as: The North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) to identify the applicable diagnosis; Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) to construct a care-plan with diagnosis specific interventions; and the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) to evaluate the outcomes. This will be applied to a clinical patient scenario of newly diagnosed breast cancer; and present the conjunction of how standardized terminologies support the recognition of pertinent patient data becoming the information applied to care; erected from scientific, research and practice based knowledge that leads to the wisdom of anticipating prospective concerns or in future comparable problems.
Patient Scenario: Janee Doeinger is a childless forty-four (44) year old married woman who visits her physician office for her scheduled annual physical examination to meet the requirements before changing health insurances. The patient has not had a complete physical in almost 5 years; and upon seeing the nurse practitioner the client states: “My husband believes that he felt a small lump in my right breast a couple of years ago I didn’t check because I don’t think I would do the examination right”. The patient has been a regular participant in physical activity, considered healthy and has never been pregnant. She has a family history of breast…
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