Children’s Functional Health Pattern Assessment Essay

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Children’s Functional Health Pattern Assessment
Functional Health Pattern Assessment (FHP) Toddler
Erickson’s Developmental Stage:
Autonomy
versus shame and doubt

Preschool-Aged
Erickson’s Developmental Stage:
Initiative
versus guilt School-Aged
Erickson’s Developmental Stage:
Industry
Versus 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.

“Toddlers depend on their parents/caregivers for health management, overall health influenced by their parents” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010).
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Increasing too much milk intake
Decreasing nutritional intake”
(Edelman & Mandle, 2010). “Increased consumption of fats and processed foods with decreased exercise/activity has contributed to obesity, type 2 diabetes in children”
(Edelman & Mandle, 2010).

“Pain from dental caries, infection, poorly cared teeth affect appetite and chewing ability, impacts future nutritional status” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010). “School age children with poor nutrition are at risk for: obesity, high blood pressure, sleep problems, diabetes, orthopedic problems, and heart disease”
(Edelman & Mandle, 2010).

“Access to food, mass media, and contemporary busy lifestyles play role in poor food choices” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010).

Pattern of Elimination:

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.

“Parents waiting for their toddler is ready to be toilet trained truly will make the experience for everyone more pleasant.
Toddlers empty bladder less frequent, begin to develop voluntary control or urination, full control comes later”
(Edelman & Mandle, 2010).

“Parents praise child for desired behavior. Introduce underwear as badge of success. Anticipate toddler may touch his/her genitals”
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