Priority decision making

As the professional registered nurse, you are developing a plan of
care for a single, 22-year-old patient with a 4-year history of
ulcerative colitis who has just had a proctocolectomy with formation
of an ileostomy. Which of the following psychosocial nursing diagnoses
would be the priority for this patient?

•Disturbed Body Image
•Deficient Knowledge
Be able to support your response. What considerations are involved
when making decisions about priority of patient care? How would the
nurse evaluate whether the priority decision for this situation was
patient centered?
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