00212 Willingness To Improve Resilience

Domain 9: coping/stress tolerance
Class 2: coping responses
Diagnostic Code: 00212
Nanda label: willingness to improve resilience
Diagnostic focus: resilience
Approved 2008 • Revised 2013 • Evidence level 2.1

NANDA Nursing Diagnosis Definition

Nanda nursing diagnosis « willingness to improve resilience ” is defined as: capacity pattern to recover from a perceived or changing situation, through a dynamic adaptation process, which can be reinforced.

Definite characteristics

  • Express desire to improve available resources
  • Expresses desire to improve communication skills
  • Expresses desire to improve environment security
  • Expresses desire to improve the establishment of objectives
  • Express desire to improve interpersonal relationships
  • Express desire to improve involvement in activities
  • Expresses desire to improve the assumption of responsibility for the actions themselves
  • Expresses desire to improve the positive perspective
  • Express desire to improve progress towards objectives
  • Expresses desire to improve psychological resilience
  • Express desire to improve self -esteem
  • Express desire to improve the feeling of control
  • Expresses desire to improve the support system
  • Expresses desire to improve the use of conflict management strategies
  • Expresses desire to improve the use of coping skills
  • Expresses desire to improve the use of resources

Suggestions of use

As it is a diagnosis of well -being, related factors are not required.

Suggested alternative diagnostics

  • coping, disposition to improve the
  • Resilience, risk of compromising

NOC Results

  • coping: personal actions aimed at handling the stressful factors that test the resources of an individual
  • Personal resilience: adaptation and positive functioning of an individual after an important crisis or problem

Evaluation objectives and criteria

  • • The patient demonstrates resilience, as manifested by coping and personal resilience
  • • Personal resilience is demonstrated, as manifested by the following indicators (specify from 1 to 5: never, sometimes, sometimes, often or consistently):
    • Verbally express a positive perspective
    • Verbally express a greater sense of control
    • It adapts to adversities and challenges
    • Avoid misuse of drugs (or alcohol)
    • It has a job
    • Participate in curricular (and extracurricular) school activities
    • Express self -efficacy
  • Other examples

    • • Search and use the resources available to strengthen its adaptation and resilience

    NIC Interventions

    • Promotion of resilience: assistance to people, families and communities, to develop, use and strengthen, protective factors that must be used to face environmental and social stressful factors
    • Improvement of coping: patient assistance to adapt to stressful factors, changes or perceived threats that interfere with the satisfaction of the demands and the roles of life

    Nursing Activities


    • • Identify underlying stressful factors and related factors (for example, chronic diseases, unemployment)
    • • Evaluate family dynamics and communication patterns
    • • Determine the educational level of the patient
    • • Assess the coping behavior patterns
    • • Evaluate family resources (economic, support groups)
    • • Identify cultural and spiritual beliefs and practices

    Patient and family education

    • • Provide information, as required (for example, nutrition, substance consumption)


    • • Encourage the patient to express their feelings, pointing out the differences between feelings and behavior
    • • Recognize the difficulty of making changes
    • • Facilitate communication between the patient and his relatives
    • • Concentrate on the patient’s strengths and reinforce them
    • • Strengthen personal responsibility in decisions and actions