Gordon’s functional health patterns

Gordon’s functional health patterns

Compare and contrast the growth and developmental patterns of two toddlers of different ages using Gordon’s functional health patterns. Describe and apply the components of Gordon’s functional health patterns as it applies to toddlers.


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M. Gorden



  1. Health Perception – Health Management Pattern
    • describes client’s perceived pattern of health and well being and how health is managed.
  2. Nutritional – Metabolic Pattern
    • describes pattern of food and fluid consumption relative to metabolic need and pattern indicators of local nutrient supply.
  3. Elimination Pattern
    • describes pattern of excretory function (bowel, bladder, and s
  4. Activity – Exercise Pattern
    • describes pattern of exercise, activity, leisure, and recreation.
  5. Cognitive – Perceptual Pattern
    • describes sensory, perceptual, and cognitive pattern
  6. Sleep – Rest Pattern
    • describes patterns of sleep, rest, and relaxation.
  7. Self-perception – Self-concept Pattern
    • -describes self-concept and perceptions of self (body comfory, image, feeling state)
  8. Role – Relationship Pattern
    • describes pattern of role engagements and relationships.
  9. Sexuality – Reproductive Pattern
    • describes client’s pattern of satisfaction and dissatisfaction with sexuality pattern, describes reproductive patterns.
  10. Coping – Stress Tolerance Pattern
    • describes general coping patterns and effectiveness of the pattern in terms of stress tolerance.
  11. Value – Belief Pattern
    • – describes pattern of values and beliefs, including spiritual and /or goals that guide choices or decisions.


Gordon, M. Nursing Diagnosis: Process and application, Third Edition. St. Louis: Mosby, 1994.

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