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?