Shadow health brian foster problem based care plan | NUR 400 | Lehman College, City University of New York
Nutritional Problem: Inadequate caloric intake related to poor appetite as evidenced by patient’s self-report of skipping meals and not feeling hungry.
Assessment Cues: During the interview with Brian Foster, he reported that he often forgets to eat meals because he gets distracted with work and other responsibilities. He also mentioned that he does not feel hungry often and when he does, he prefers to eat quick and convenient foods such as fast food and snacks. Brian’s current weight is also below his recommended BMI range, which may suggest inadequate caloric intake.
Nursing Diagnosis: Based on the assessment cues, the nursing diagnosis for Brian Foster would be: -Inadequate caloric intake related to poor appetite as evidenced by patient’s self-report of skipping meals and not feeling hungry.
- Brian will consume at least three meals a day.
- Brian will consume nutrient-dense foods to meet his daily caloric and nutrient requirements.
- Assess Brian’s dietary habits and preferences to identify foods that he likes and dislikes.
- Educate Brian on the importance of consuming a balanced diet and the risks of inadequate caloric intake.
- Encourage Brian to eat at least three meals a day and to consume nutrient-dense foods such as lean proteins, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
- Provide Brian with a list of healthy snack options to eat between meals.
- Refer Brian to a registered dietitian for further assessment and dietary recommendations.
- Monitor Brian’s weight and nutritional status to ensure he is meeting his caloric and nutrient requirements.
- Ask Brian about his appetite and dietary habits during follow-up visits to evaluate progress towards goals.
- Adjust the plan of care as necessary based on Brian’s response to interventions.