Posted: July 13th, 2017

After the nurse has explained the purpose of and schedule for chemotherapy to a 23-year-old patient who recently received a diagnosis of acute leukemia, the patient asks the nurse to repeat the information. Based on this assessment, which nursing diagnosis is most likely for the patient?

After the nurse has explained the purpose of and schedule for chemotherapy to a 23-year-old patient who recently received a diagnosis of acute leukemia, the patient asks the nurse to repeat the information. Based on this assessment, which nursing diagnosis is most likely for the patient?

A. Acute confusion related to infiltration of leukemia cells into the central nervous system
B. Knowledge deficit: chemotherapy related to a lack of interest in learning about treatment
C. Risk for ineffective health maintenance related to anxiety about new leukemia diagnosis
D. Risk for ineffective adherence to treatment related to denial of need for chemotherapy

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