risk for loneliness


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loneliness

 [lōn´le-nes]
a sense of dejection because of being alone.
risk for loneliness a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as being at risk for experiencing vague dysphoria.

risk for loneliness

The risk for experiencing discomfort associated with a desire or need for more contact with others.
See also: loneliness
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