impaired environmental interpretation syndrome

impaired environmental interpretation syndrome

 
a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as a consistent lack of orientation to person, place, time, or circumstances over more than 3 to 6 months, necessitating a protective environment. See also disorientation.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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