Nursing Care Plan for Depression NURSING DIAGNOSIS OBJECTIVES NURSING INTERVENTIONS RATIONALE EVALUATION Short term goal: 1. Introduce self and intention 1. This will help client After 2 weeks of nursing SELF- ESTEEM DISTURBANCE during the first phase of build his trust with the interaction, the client can After 2 weeks of nursing interaction. nurse; ensuring that it is verbalize positive concept of Possible Etiologies: (Related interaction, client will be a professional type of self, know his strengths and to) able to view self positively interaction and that will limits as a person. through realization of ensure the Failure in school strengths and limits as a 2. Interact with the client in a confidentiality of At the end of nursing achievements person. slow pace, using a low firm interaction. interaction, the client is Dysfunctional family system tone. 2. -This will promote a participative in daily (absentee father) Long term goal: positive and trusting activities, shows eagerness environment with the to socialize with other At the end of nursing 3. Do not hurry client into an client considering that people, copes well with Defining characteristics: interaction, the client will be interaction, instead maintain a depressed clients problems through omission (Evidenced by) able to demonstrate therapeutic and reassuring sometimes of negative thinking, behaviors that show communicate with acceptance of honest atmosphere that you are Subjective Data: optimism to self, the world some gaps or may be appraisal, and express “I am such a failure. My and living his life through available if he is already ready unresponsive for some emotions productively. parents never loved me...” acceptance of limits, to talk or share his thoughts reasons. verbatim of client. interacting with other with you. people and the ability to 3. -Sometimes clients who Objective Data: express self and solve 4. Assess the factors are depressed may have *Lack of eye contact concerns properly. contributing to low self- some emotional *Guarding behavior (closed esteem like previous outbursts, crying spells posture) educational failures, family or hesitancy in sharing *Rejects negative feedback relationships and interaction, their thoughts. Be wary when praised for good of these nonverbal cues availability of support system, grooming and provide some *Stooped gait, slightly and the ability to express own comforting gestures or unkempt hair and nails self. allow client cry as it *Some agitations observed would lessen his because of frequent wringing exaggerated emotions. of hands 4. -These will help in knowing which aspects 5. Assess and observe how you should reinforce client views himself and how with during the plan of he copes with his previous and care. It may also help client understand of his present problems. limits as person. 5. -Knowing these will help 6. Conceptualize goals for you pinpoint with the recovery together with the client if how he cope with his problems client and involve client in effectively or not; these simple decision making. will guide him to avoid negative coping 7. Involve client in activities measures that meets his abilities and praise him honestly for achievements done. 6. -This will help client know his strengths as a 8. Interact with the client person and would help using broad statements and him resume his note for statements that autonomy and integrity. indicate negative thinking or 7. -This will not only cognitive distortions like promote client’s overgeneralization, all- or positive concept of self nothing thinking, jumping to but would also enhance conclusions, etc. his ability to resume functioning like his daily 9. Encourage client care about self- care. self through grooming and 8. -These negative thinking eating properly. statements are often utilized by depressed individuals and correcting this will help 10. Let him express self client cope through non stimulating appropriately. activities like dancing, drawing, or assuming role playing. 9. Maintaining a positive 11. Encourage re- image of self helps a person feel good about establishment of relationships self. with significant ones and emphasize that proper control of anger and guilt could assist 10. -This will promote him interact appropriately. client’s ability to express self appropriately. 11. -This will enhance client’s ability to socialize and view that life is still worth living.