functional health pattern


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functional health pattern

Collective features of an individual's health history used to assess, plan, diagnose, intervene, and evaluate appropriate nursing care. The term is associated with Margery Gordon.
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Specific recommendations are made for care in each phase and are divided into topics such as clinical assessment, preventing recurrent stroke, preventing and managing complications and managing functional health patterns. Recom-mendations for approaches to specific neurologic deficits related to the stroke are also included.
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