By Ellen M. Chiocca MSN CPNP APN RNC-NIC
Complicated Pediatric evaluate presents an in depth and complete method of acquiring the historical past and actual exam of kids, delivery via youth. The textbook methods the health and wellbeing evaluation of the pediatric consumer by utilizing a physique structures framework within the context of developmental and cultural elements of kid overview. as well as actual overview, emphasis is put on put on the child’s psychosocial health and wellbeing, with chapters on conversation, relations evaluate, psychological health and wellbeing evaluation and overview of abuse and overlook. health and wellbeing upkeep and health is usually emphasised, with separate chapters on pediatric healthiness supervision, food and defense.
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CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS • Psychosocial and behavioral stages, with which the provider should be familiar. Knowledge of normal psychosocial developmental stages can be used to make an accurate developmental assessment of a child and to engage the child in the health care encounter in an age-appropriate manner (see Chapter 2 for a discussion of pediatric developmental assessment). COMMUNICATION SKILLS REQUIRED TO WORK WITH CHILDREN It is essential that all pediatric providers be able to communicate with children of all ages and at all developmental levels.
Garbarino (1995) identified several social risk factors that create a “socially toxic” environment—that is, one in which a child may not flourish developmentally and is at increased risk for depression, conduct disorders, and other psychosocial problems. These risk factors are violence (including media violence), poverty, breakup of the family, lack of responsible adult supervision and role modeling, the availability of firearms, and the threat of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Garbarino (1995) also identified protective or mitigating factors to these stressors: resilient temperament and emotional intelligence in the child, spiritual orientation, and a variety of social assets and sources of stability such as a positive, close relationship with at least one adult, and additional emotional support from family, teachers, neighbors, and community.
Advanced Pediatric Assessment by Ellen M. Chiocca MSN CPNP APN RNC-NIC