The nurse is caring for a male client postoperatively following creation of a colostomy. Which nursing diagnosis should the nurse include in the plan of care?
A. Body image, disturbed
B. Fear related to poor prognosis
C. Sexual dysfunction
d. Nutrition: more than body requirements, imbalanced
A. Body image, disturbed relates to loss of bowel control, the presence of a stoma, the release of fecal material onto the abdomen, the passage of flatus, odor, and the need for an appliance (external pouch). No data in the question support options A and C. ****Nutrition: less than body requirements, imbalanced is the more likely nursing diagnosis.****
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