Nursing Care Plan – Impaired verbal communication r/t loss of facial or oral muscle tone control


Decreased, delayed, or absentability to receive, process, transmit, and use a system of symbols

Related Factors

  • Decrease in circulation to brain, brain tumor
  • Anatomic deficit ( e.g. cleft palate, alteration of the neurovascular visual system, auditory system, or phonatory apparatus)
  • Difference related to developmental age
  • Physical barrier ( tracheostomy, intubation)
  • Physiological conditions (e.g. dyspnea ); alteration of central nervous system (CNS); weakening of the musculoskeletal system
  • Psychological barriers (e.g. psychosis, lack of stimuli); emotional conditions (depression, panic, anger); stress
  • Environmental barriers
  • Cultural difference
  • Lack of information
  • Side effects of medicaiton
  • Alteration of self-esteem or self-concept
  • Altered perceptions
  • Absence of SOs

Byron Webb Romero, RN, MSN

Finished BSN at Lyceum of the Philippines University, and Master of Science in Nursing Major in Adult Health Nursing at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Currently working at Manila Doctors College of Nursing as a Team Leader for Level I and II, Lecturer for Professional Nursing Subjects, and also a Clinical Instructor.

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