What is the best nursing diagnosis to use for my patient with congestive heart failure (or any other) medical diagnosis?

NANDA International

Using a medical diagnosis alone does not provide enough information to accurately diagnosis a patient from a nursing perspective. A holistic nursing assessment is critical for you to identify the potential nursing diagnoses. A medical diagnosis may be a related (or etiologic) factor for a nursing diagnosis, but you must identify defining characteristics of a nursing diagnosis during your assessment; it is impossible to make an accurate nursing diagnosis strictly from a medical diagnosis.

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