Appendicitis Is The Inflammation Of The Appendix, Which

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Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix, which causes the individual to be in a lot of pain and discomfort. It’s a very common case that is seen in the emergency department and any age group is susceptible to suffer from the infection. This essay will firstly give a detailed explanation on the pathiophysiology of appendicitis, secondly it will cover the theories of growth and development of a 10-year-old adolescent, the third topic covered will be family centred care. Lastly covered will be the affects hospitalisation has on the 10-year-old adolescent and their family. This paper will be focused on a casey study, a 10-year-old adolescent experiencing appendicitis whilst being supported by her parents. Appendicitis is an…show more content…
(Medscapecom, 2017). Anne is to undergo a appendectomy which is a small operation to remove the inflamed appendix. The process used to remove the organ is called a Laparoscopic appendectomy which isn 't invasive to the client. The surgeons remove the appendix from a single incision near the umbilicus, this process is used to prevent minimal scarring. (YongHun, K., & WooSurng, L. (2016). During Anne’s operation the medical surgical team discover that her appendix has perforated and has caused a gangrenous infection, peritonitis. Peritonitis occurs when the appendix ruptures and bacteria enters the gastrointestinal tract. If this bacterial infection is left untreated it can spread and cause other serious health problems, such as a blood stream infection. Treatment for peritonitis will be a round of antibiotics, the type of antibiotic will be determined by how extensive the infection is. The antibiotics will boost the fight of infection and prevent the spread to surrounding organs. (Mayoclinicorg, 2017). As with everything, there is always psychology behind something. One of the most important growth and development theories is Jean Piaget’s cognitive development theory. In 1963 Piaget’s constructed a detailed and educational theory which solely focused on how a child mentally constructs a model of the world they live in. Piaget’s systematic cognitive development study includes stages of cognitive development, observational
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