Medical diagnosis (often simply termed diagnosis) refers to both the process of attempting to determine or identify a possible disease or disorder (and diagnosis in this sense can also be termed (medical) diagnostic procedure), and to the opinion reached by this process (also being termed (medical) diagnostic opinion). From the point of view of statistics the diagnostic procedure involves classification tests. It is a major component of, for example, the procedure of a doctor's visit.
A nursing diagnosis may be part of the nursing process and is a clinical judgement about individual, family, or community experiences/responses to actual or potential health problems/life processes. Nursing diagnoses are developed based on data obtained during the nursing assessment.
An actual nursing diagnosis presents a problem response present at time of assessment.
There are different types of diagnosis, and yes, I am allowed to diagnose. Hyperemesis is generally related to pregnancy, and so I don't have a NANDA approved diagnosis, but if I did, it would read "hyperemesis related to excessive cannabinoid ingestion as evidenced by excessive vomiting, increased salivation, and abdominal cramping post cannabis consumption."
Edit: NANDA approved nursing diagnosis would be "nausea related to cannabis consumption as evidenced by gagging, vomiting and increased salivation post cannabis consumption."
"Nausea usually precedes vomiting, but may be experienced after vomting or when vomiting does not occur"
nursing diagnosis handbook, judith m wilkinson pg 477
Last edited by bobblehead; 11-17-2013 at 04:07 PM..