Introduction to NANDA Nursing Diagnosis Risk Of Family Identity Deterioration Syndrome
Risk Of Family Identity Deterioration Syndrome is a NANDA nursing diagnosis that is associated with an elevated risk of family dissolution, due to long-term estrangement, separation, or abandonment leading to family disorganization and reduced capacity to meet the needs of family members. Family dysfunction and identity confusion ensue, with risks ranging from poor communication patterns to weakened ties across generations, income insecurity, communication problems, and difficulty in meeting familial role expectations.
NANDA Nursing Diagnosis Definition
The NANDA nursing diagnosis Risk Of Family Identity Deterioration Syndrome refers to an increased probability that a family system may experience deterioration of its ability to function as an integrated whole and maintain traditional roles and values.
- Poor communication between family members
- Increased difficulty in discussing family matters
- Decreased respect for traditionally accepted family roles and values
- Increased sense of helplessness and powerlessness
- Feelings of isolation, rejection, and anger
- Lack of trust in family authority figures
- Inability to arrive at mutually agreeable solutions to family disputes
- Negative interest and/or avoidance of family activities
- Lack of awareness and participation in family roles
- Reduced quality of relationships between family members
- Increased arguments, disagreements, and verbal disputes
- Lack of established family values and norms
- Long-term estrangement or separation
- Changes in family structure due to death, illness, or divorce
- Financial insecurity or poverty
- Substance abuse and/or mental illness within the family
- Geographical distance between family members
People who are at a higher risk of developing Risk Of Family Identity Deterioration Syndrome include: individuals from cultures that are less accepting of change, families that are geographically distant, couples with unresolved issues, and families where communication has become strained or absent due to prolonged stress or difficulty.
These can include: loneliness, alienation, insecurity, increased anger or substance abuse, depression, lower self-esteem, decreased ability to meet the family’s need and fear of the future.
Suggestions of Use
Additional interventions suggested by the NANDA diagnostic label include: increase family engagement in activities together, encourage development of shared values and beliefs, promote community building and problem solving, and provide education and support on various aspects of family functioning such as communication, conflict resolution, financial management, and goal setting.
Suggested Alternative NANDA Diagnoses
Other suggested diagnoses include: Disturbed Personal Identity, Ineffective Family Coping, Impaired Parenting, High Risk Family Processes, and Family Processes Interrupted.
It is important to remember that not all families are structured the same way, so the individual needs of a family should be taken into consideration when assessing the appropriateness of this diagnose.
- Family Relationships: The family develops and maintains cohesive relationships among family members.
- Family Health Management: The family participates in health maintenance and illness prevention activities.
- Family Involvement in Care: The family is actively involved in care on a regular basis.
- Risk Control: The family reduces potential health risk to its individual members.
- Family Stability: The family demonstrates stability in interactions and decisions.
- Family Problem Solving: The family independently resolves conflicts.
- Assessment of Family Dynamics: Gathering data to identify family values, priorities, and roles.
- Family Conflict Resolution: Facilitating communication to address unresolved conflicts.
- Education on Family Health Promotion: Providing resources to promote healthy living and prevent illness.
- Family Counseling: Encouraging strategies to effectively manage stressors, promote effective decision making, and foster cohesive family relationships.
- Family Support System Enhancement: Developing coping strategies to attend to the special needs of families.
- Referral to Community Resources: Referring the family to available services which temporarily alleviate symptoms.
NANDA nursing diagnosis Risk Of Family Identity Deterioration Syndrome is one of the most commonly used NANDA nursing diagnoses. It is intended to recognize the increased vulnerability of families to deterioration due to estrangement, separation, or abandonment and to help guide nurses in providing assessment and interventions appropriate to the family’s particular needs.
- What is a NANDA nursing diagnosis?
A NANDA nursing diagnosis is a nursing diagnosis defined by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA). Nursing diagnoses are used by nurses to assess patient needs, identify outcomes, create plans of care, and evaluate care.
- What is Risk Of Family Identity Deterioration Syndrome?
Risk Of Family Identity Deterioration Syndrome is a NANDA nursing diagnosis that is associated with an elevated risk of family dissolution, due to long-term estrangement, separation, or abandonment leading to family disorganization and reduced capacity to meet the needs of family members.