Of the following nursing diagnoses, which is most appropriate for the care plan of a patient having trouble remembering to take all of his medications?


•Noncompliance is a common nursing diagnosis used to manage a patient's drug regimen. Noncompliance can be related to many things, including complexity, cost of medications, duration of the treatment, values, access, and knowledge.

•The nurse may list other diagnoses, depending on the risks or side effects of the medications and the patient's comorbidities.

Incorrect options:

•Anxiety and loss of hope are not appropriate nursing diagnoses.

•Risk of self-harm refers to deliberate self-injury, usually related to a psychiatric condition or depression.

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