Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Functional Health Pattern Model Based Care Plan for a Depression Diagnosed Patient


Namık Kemal Üniversitesi Sağlık Yüksekokulu, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Tekirdağ, Türkiye


İstanbul Üniversitesi-Cerrahpaşa Florence Nightingale Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Ruh Sağlığı ve Psikiyatri Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2019; 27: 91-103
DOI: 10.26650/FNJN287469
Read: 2287 Downloads: 713 Published: 01 February 2019

Depression is the most frequent disorderamong mental disorders, with frequent attacks, high suicidal risks, causingloss of labour-force, as well as to loss of serious physical and psycho-socialskills, and also is economically and socially overcosting. The aim of nursingcare for depression diagnosed patients is to provide security, to support theirindependence as much as possible, to help the patient rebuild the harmony atpre-diagnosis level, and to continue their well-being. This case applied to thehospital after an attempt to commit suicide, having continuous thoughts ofsuicide, guilt feelings, unhappiness, unwillingness, and was hospitalised witha diagnosis of medium depressive seizure. The patient was evaluated via nursingcare model of Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns on the second day of hospitalisation,and was diagnosed with ‘Nutrition, imbalanced: less than body requirements,hopelessness, decrease in self-esteem, impaired social interaction, risk ofself-harm, ineffective individual coping’. Nursing care was applied to themedication administered patient within the framework of nursing diagnosis. Itwas seen that the applied care provided positive support to the healing processof the patient.

Cite this article as: Temel, M. ve Kutlu, F. Y. (2019). Functional Health Pattern Model based care plan for a depression diagnosed patient. FNJN Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing, 27(1), 91-103. 

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