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what is the nursing diagnosis for encephalopathy?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
GENERIC TERM: The meaning is nonspecific and refers to brain (encephalo), pathology (pathy). That is any brain abnormality which might be diffuse, could be labeled with term. Does not imply any causation or actual underlying diagnosis.
Answered on Nov 30, 2017
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Refer to texts: This site s not a substitute for you reading your course material & completing your course assignments based on that review. Your supervisors will want to see that you have reviewed, understand and answered questions based on that material. A definition is simple, how your supervisors want to integrate it into their coursework is specific.
Answered on Feb 11, 2017

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