Nursing Diagnoses, Outcomes, and Interventions

NURSING DIAGNOSIS: Violence, Risk For: Self-Directed

  1. Impulse Control
  2. Self-Mutilation Restraint
  3. Suicide Self-Restraint
Note: For interventions and outcomes related to specific risk factors refer to the following diagnoses: Anxiety; Body Image Disturbance; Family Processes, Altered; Hopelessness; Individual Coping, Ineffective; Personal Identity Disturbance; Post-Trauma Syndrome; Rape-Trauma Syndrome; Self-Esteem Disturbance; Sexual Dysfunction; Social Isolation; Sorrow, Chronic; Spiritual Distress.


OUTCOME: Impulse Control

Major Interventions Suggested Interventions Optional Interventions
  • Impulse Control Training
  • Anger Control Assistance
  • Anxiety Reduction
  • Area Restriction
  • Behavior Management
  • Behavior Management: Overactivity/Inattention
  • Behavior Management: Self-Harm
  • Behavior Management: Sexual Behavior Modification
  • Behavior Modification: Social Skills
  • Elopement Precautions
  • Environmental Management: Safety
  • Environmental Management: Violence Prevention
  • Fire-Setting Precautions
  • Limit Setting
  • Milieu Therapy
  • Patient Contracting
  • Physical Restraint
  • Seclusion
  • Self-Modification Assistance
  • Self-Responsibility Facilitation
  • Coping Enhancement
  • Developmental Enhancement: Adolescent
  • Emotional Support
  • Mood Management
  • Risk Identification
  • Security Enhancement
  • Substance Use Prevention
  • Substance Use Treatment
  • Support Group
  • Support System Enhancement
  • Surveillance: Safety
  • Therapy Group


OUTCOME: Self-Mutilation Restraint

Major Interventions Suggested Interventions Optional Interventions
  • Behavior Management: Self-Harm
  • Environmental Management: Violence Prevention
  • Anger Control Assistance
  • Anxiety Reduction
  • Area Restriction
  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Restructuring
  • Coping Enhancement
  • Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Emotional Support
  • Environmental Management: Safety
  • Impulse Control Training
  • Limit Setting
  • Mood Management
  • Patient Contracting
  • Physical Restraint
  • Seclusion
  • Security Enhancement
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Surveillance: Safety
  • Active Listening
  • Delusion Management
  • Family Involvement Promotion
  • Fire-Setting Precautions
  • Hallucination Management
  • Mutual Goal Setting
  • Presence


OUTCOME: Suicide Self-Restraint

Major Interventions Suggested Interventions Optional Interventions
  • Environmental Management: Violence Prevention
  • Hope Instillation
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Area Restriction
  • Behavior Management: Self-Harm
  • Cognitive Restructuring
  • Coping Enhancement
  • Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Delusion Management
  • Elopement Precautions
  • Emotional Support
  • Environmental Management: Safety
  • Hallucination Management
  • Impulse Control Training
  • Milieu Therapy
  • Mood Management
  • Patient Contracting
  • Physical Restraint
  • Seclusion
  • Substance Use Prevention
  • Support Group
  • Surveillance: Safety
  • Anger Control Assistance
  • Anxiety Reduction
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Behavior Modification
  • Body Image Enhancement
  • Family Involvement Promotion
  • Family Support
  • Grief Work Facilitation
  • Guilt Work Facilitation
  • Limit Setting
  • Self-Esteem Enhancement
  • Substance Use Treatment
  • Substance Use Treatment: Overdose


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