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Nursing Process to patients with Anorexia Nervosa

Experience report on the application of the nursing process (NP) to a female patient with Anorexia Nervosa patient, using patient history, diagnoses, nursing interventions and outcomes. The interventions were based on the nursing diagnoses: body image disturbance, altered nutrition less than body requirements, anxiety, chronic low self-esteem, activity intolerance, ineffective management of therapeutic regimen, risk for infection, fluid volume deficit and social isolation. Based on the application of the Nursing Process, the planned results were achieved, favoring a better quality of life during the patient's hospitalization time. Mental, neurological, endocrine and immunological factors, which are peculiar in anorexia nervosa cases, permitted the elaboration of an Nursing Process, which positively contributed to complement the patient's health rehabilitation

Psychiatric nursing; Nursing diagnosis; Anorexia nervosa; Eating disorders

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