Introduction to NANDA Nursing Diagnosis: Willingness To Improve Literacy In Health
Nursing diagnoses focus on patients’ actual health problems or anticipated potential health problems. The purpose of a nursing diagnosis is to provide a standard language for communication among healthcare personnel instead of terms specific to only one discipline.
NANDA Nursing Diagnosis Definition
The NANDA-International (NANDA-I) defined Willingness To Improve Literacy In Health as the readiness to gain knowledge and skills necessary to improve health care.
- Expresses an interest in improving their health literacy
- Expresses a desire to learn more about health information
- Returns for follow-up to discuss health resources
- Participates in health promotion initiatives and activities
The following factors may contribute to or be associated with Willingness To Improve Literacy In Health:
- Lack of access to health information
- Lack of understanding of health information
- Inadequate health literacy
Those experiencing a lack of access to health information or having inadequate health literacy are considered at risk for insufficient willingness to improve health literacy.
This NANDA nursing diagnosis is closely related to Health Care Noncompliance, Ineffective Health Maintenance, and Knowledge Deficit about Health Care.
Suggestions of Use
This NANDA nursing diagnosis can be used by nurse practitioners, nursing students and other health care personnel. It is important to assess willingness to participate in health promotion activities.
Suggested Alternative NANDA Diagnoses
Alternative NANDA nursing diagnoses to consider when assessing for this concept include Knowledge Deficit about Health Care, Health Seeking Behaviors, and Readiness for Enhanced Health Literacy.
When working with individuals who possess inadequate health literacy, it is important to assess their readiness to improve their health literacy. Establishing their willingness towards learning health matters and becoming involved in health promotion activities is advantageous to increasing their overall well-being.
NOC Outcome Results
Nursing interventions focusing on Willingness To Improve Literacy In Health often result in positive outcomes such as:
- Health Knowledge
- Health Practices
- Health-Seeking Behaviors
Interventions relating to NANDA Willingness To Improve Literacy In Health may include:
- Teaching about Health Needs
- Providing Instruction on Health Maintenance
- Encouraging Self Advocacy
Nursing has a unique role in helping people to increase their knowledge and insight into health care and health maintenance. This can be achieved through effective assessment and implementation of nursing interventions to improve people’s willingness to improve literacy in health.
- What is NANDA Nursing Diagnosis?
- NANDA Nursing Diagnosis is a standardized language used by health care professionals to communicate clearly, accurately, and completely about patient problems.
- What is Willingness To Improve Literacy In Health?
- Willingness To Improve Literacy In Health is the readiness to gain knowledge and skills necessary to improve health care.