Nursing Care Plan: Whinorrhea

Nursing Care Plan: Whinorrhea

As with any disorder or disease process, a Nursing Care plan is essential.  When caring for patients and co-workers with whinorrhea it’s imperative to have specific nursing interventions in place to prevent the spread or outbreak of whinorrhea.

Nursing Diagnosis: 

Whinorrhea the state of the frequency of whining. More than 3 times (per shift) for patients and more than 4 times in co-workers.  Whining can be intermittent or consistent.  In patients, whining can be centered around comfort, timeliness, or a myriad of other items.  In co-workers, whining is primarily centered around the work environment, co-workers, patients or home-life.

  • Deficient Fluid Volume (thirst) related to excessive fluid loss through oral disruptions.
  • Acute anxiety related to whinorrhea
  • Deficient Knowledge about the condition, prognosis and treatment needs related to limited exposure information, misinterpretation of information and / or cognitive limitations.

Nursing Interventions 

  • Assess for the ‘root’ of the whining.
  • Remove the ‘root’ problem (if possible)
  • Provide appropriate distractions for yourself or the person suffering from Whinorrhea
  • Bring earplugs or headphones to work.
  • Change the subject, by asking the whiner what’s going well.
  • If you’re stuck listening to a whiner, retreat mentally and imagine yourself in a peaceful setting you enjoy.
  • Ask the whiner what he or she intends to do about the problem (co-worker) or find out what you can do for the whiner (patient)

If your interventions didn’t prove effective: Pray for the Serenity to “Change the things that can be changed and accept the things that cannot be changed.”

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As a travel nursing educator, Candy aka Gypsy Nurse, RN has worked in healthcare for nearly 20 years, working up the ranks from CNA to LPN to RN. For the past eleven years, she’s worked as a travel nurse, allowing her to practice and live in 15 states throughout the U.S. Candy still works occasionally as a travel nurse but spends most of her time providing a supportive information and resources through and it's affiliated social networks.

2 Responses to Nursing Care Plan: Whinorrhea

  1. Jamie says:

    Excellent advice! I love your blogs!

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