You have a 48-year-old male client who complains of chest discomfort for 2 hours. The pain is not reproduceable and he reports that he was looking throug ha photo album of his father when it started. The client is shaking and tearful when he states, "My father died of a heart attack and I am so scared that I will too!" Which NANDA-I nursing diagnosis would be appropriate for this client?


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- Death anxiety

- Fear

- Ineffective coping

- Adult failure to thrive

- Decreased cardiac output


This client is experiencing anxiety related to the death of his father. The client does not show any s/sx of cardiac issues nor failure to thrive

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