Childrens Functional Health Assessment Essay

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Children’s Functional Health Pattern Assessment Functional Health Pattern Assessment (FHP) | Toddler Erickson’s Developmental Stage: Autonomy vs Shame | Preschool-Aged Erickson’s Developmental Stage: Initiative vs Guilt | School-Aged Erickson’s Developmental Stage: Industry vs Inferiority | Pattern of Health Perception and Health Management: List two normal assessment findings that would be characteristic for each age group. List two potential problems that a nurse may discover in an assessment of each age group. | Normal assessment findings for the age would be that the growth rate is slowing down. Also, they begin to shed excess body fat possibly due to increased activity rates. (Edelman and Mandel…show more content…
The child should also have soft stool and learning to clean self. | A normal assessment for this age would be to find that the child is modest about elimination and may find it embarrassing to talk about. The child should be having regular soft bowl movements daily. | | One problem that a nurse may discover is painful elimination. This could indicate a urinary tract infection. Another problem that may be found is the child having small hard pellet like stool. The child may not be taking in enough fluids. | A potential problem for this age is constipation. The child may suffer from sphincter problems. Also a child that is having bowel movements in his paints at this age may indicate emotional problems. | A potential problem that would be found for this age would be bed wetting. Frequent bladder or urinary tract infections would be another problem. | Pattern of Activity and Exercise: List two normal assessment findings that would be characteristic for each age group. List two potential problems that a nurse may discover in an assessment of each age group. | A normal assessment would be to find the toddler very active during waking hours. It would also be normal for this child to be very exploratory of his/her surroundings. | It would be a normal finding for this age group for the child to want to play a lot indoors and outdoors. This child should also be engaging in activity that includes
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