Introduction for Nursing Diagnosis
NANDA nursing diagnosis is used to communicate specific and actual nurse-assessed patient health problems. Willingness to Improve Independent Decision Making can be defined as the motivation for actively participating in activities or tasks.
NANDA Nursing Diagnosis Definition
The NANDA nursing diagnosis of Willingness to Improve Independent Decision Making is the motivation of a patient to take part in activities or tasks related to self-determination; tending to their own health by making proactive decisions regarding their health.
- Expresses desire to actively participate in daily regimen
- Willingly follows recommendations
- Committed to lifestyle changes – diet, health & fitness etc.
- Expresses self-confidence, independent problem-solving abilities
- Reliable about following health plan
- Adherence to treatment prescriptions
- Cooperates with therapy/nursing protocols
- Correctly participates in activities related to own care
- Consumes diet that is beneficial as per dietary regimen
- Takes part in self-care activities such as: bathing and dressing
Reasons such as patient’s beliefs, education level, emotional and physical stability, financial resources and influence of family members may affect the willingness to improve independent decision-making.
Individuals who have limited personal autonomy or freedom because of their social and financial situations such as patient’s who lack decision making skills or lack support from others and elderly people may be more prone to develop this nursing diagnosis.
Patients with Willingness to Improve Independent Decision Making other problems such as decreased quality of life, feeling of powerlessness, dependency on healthcare professionals, low self-confidence and increased risk of health complications may be experienced.
Suggestions of Use
To effectively reduce the possibility of this nursing diagnosis, interventions such as providing information, support and education may be used. This way the patient will be more confident in participating in their own care and in the decision making process.
Suggested Alternative NANDA Diagnoses
- Ineffective Therapeutic Regimen Management
When writing this nursing diagnosis the nurse should classify the characteristics into subjective and objective categories, be aware of the related factors and differentiate between one nursing diagnosis and another.
- Daily Living Skills: Activities of daily living such as communication and grooming that are dependent upon decision making
- Tissue Integrity: Ability of patient to adopt behaviors that promote healthy living including prevention of skin breakdown
- Health Management: Ability of patient to understand the medication requirements and necessary treatments of their condition
- Decision-Making Support: Support of healthcare personnel that facilitates the patient’s own decision-making ability.
- Nonpharmacological Pain Management: Using methods such as relaxation techniques and guided imagery to manage pain without medication.
- Health Education: Provide health information to patient to assist independent decisions and motivate patient to become more self-reliant.
NANDA nursing diagnosis of Willingness to Improve Independent Decision Making is done through addressing the individual motivations and levels of understanding to help the patient make informed decisions. With the help of effective interventions, the patient’s decision-making abilities and overall health can be improved.
- What does NANDA nursing diagnosis stand for?
NANDA is an acronym for North American Nursing Diagnosis Association.
- What is NANDA Nursing Diagnosis?
The purpose of NANDA nursing diagnosis is to communicate specific and actual nurse-assessed patient health problems.
- What is Willingness to Improve Independent Decision Making?
Willingness to Improve Independent Decision Making is the motivation of a patient to take part in activities or tasks related to self-determination; tending to their own health by making proactive decisions regarding their health.