Children’s Functional Health Pattern Assessment

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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
guiltSchool-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).

“Toddlers are ready to develop sense of self and separate from their parents, and understanding and respecting this evolving independence is common parental challenge” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010).

“Preschooler’s begin to understand they have a role in their own health” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010).

“They become more responsible for their own health management, brushing teeth, taking medication, bathing, and wearing proper clothing for the weather” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010).

“School aged children learn to accept personal responsibility in self-care tasks, hygiene, nutrition, physical activity, sleep, safety” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010).

“School age children know germs play role in illness (germ theory), but don’t understand how germs work” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010).

“Parents do not perform good health promotion with their toddlers, such as brushing teeth, leading to dental caries” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010).

“Parents do not show the importance of hand washing and when and why it is needed. Parents fall into a pattern of illness care, missing continued guidance and health promotion, disease prevention information” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010).

“Parents do not bother to teach their preschooler about health and healthy living” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010).

“Parents are not encouraging or involved in their child’s heath management” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010).

“Parents still need to be involved in their school age child’s self-care tasks to make sure they are following through with them and doing them all correctly” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010).

“Parents are not having control over their child’s hygiene, don’t care to have control” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010).

Nutritional-Metabolic Pattern:

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 have control of toddler’s healthy eating behavior, in charge of what, where, and how much food is offered. Making sure having proper vitamins minerals” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010).

“Involving toddler in food preparation, encourage good healthy diet, limit sugar intake, offers healthy snacks. Encourage toddlers to drink plenty of water” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010).

“Preschoolers should eat variety of foods with at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Bone growth needs intake of 800mg/d of calcium, low sodium and sugars” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010).

“Preschoolers enjoy helping to prepare family meals, simple tasks, this teaches them about healthy nutrition. Sharing important family functions nurtures self-esteem, sense of value” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010).

“School age children should consume 1200 to 1800 calories per day. Three meals and two snacks a day” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010).

“Making their own after school snacks, need supervision regarding the content. Needing foods high in Vitamins and mineral, fruits and vegetables” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010).

“Parents offer poor food choices, drinking sodas, bribe child with food, reward with food, junk food, and empty...
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