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Unformatted text preview: Critical Thinking Flow Sheet for Nursing Students Medical Diagnosis (Disease): ___________________________________________________________ Pathophysiology Pathophysiology has to do with how disease has altered the normal physiological processes of the body. To understand this you must first know what the normal anatomy and physiology of a body part or body system is. Next, determine how disease has altered that. The normal anatomy and physiology of this organ/body system affected by this disease is: As a result of these changes, the person experiences specific signs and symptoms that serve as clues that healthcare personnel look for in detecting that something might be wrong with a body organ or body symptom. Signs and Symptoms (Defining Characteristics) The same symptoms that fit the definition of a medical diagnosis will be the same symptoms you will use to define nursing diagnoses. The difference is that you will The same symptoms that fit the definition of a medical diagnosis will be the same symptoms you will use to define nursing diagnoses....
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