A client is diagnosed with Meniere’s disease. Which nursing diagnosis would take priority for this client?

  • risk for injury
  • disturbed body image
  • low self-esteem
  • impaired skin integrity
Number 1 is correct.
Meniere’s disease occurs when the pressure of the fluid in part of the inner ear gets too high. As a result, the client is at risk for injury related to altered mobility because of gait disturbance and vertigo. While hearing loss may occur, this does not result in disturbed body image, low self-esteem, or impaired skin integrity.