Helping a 10-Year-Old Haitian Girl With Vaginitis

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Abstract

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this case study is to demonstrate how nurses who work with Haitian children and families can use NANDA-I (diagnosis), the Nursing Outcomes Classification, and the Nursing Interventions Classification to assist a 10-year-old child with symptoms of vaginitis.

DATA SOURCES:

The case study derives from the author's experience and literature sources.

DATA SYNTHESIS:

This case study demonstrates a nurse's clinical decision making while providing care to a 10-year-old girl with symptoms of vaginitis.

CONCLUSIONS:

Increased knowledge and awareness about appropriate health behaviors can increase patients’ power and enable them to freely act and adopt health behaviors to improve health outcomes.

IMPLICATIONS for NURSING:

Placing patients at the center of the nursing process and partnering with patients to plan and develop interventions enable them to take actions and improve health outcomes.

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