A 14 year-old male was admitted to the hospital today for treatment of persistent stomach pain and diarrhea related to Crohn’s disease. This disease is a chronic, recurrent inflammatory disease of the intestinal tract. Normal bacteria grow in the lower gut and promote inflammation. Crohn's disease is a chronic, recurrent inflammatory disease of the intestinal tract. The patient, with the help of his mother, provides the nurse with pertinent information for the admission and summary in order to determine his level of communication/interaction, mobility, nutritional status, and creative measures.
Erik Erikson’s psychosocial theory emphasizes development of individual identity throughout a normal life span. It consists of 7 stages that are based on age and developmental tasks. My patient is in the 5th stage of life known as Identity vs. Role Confusion for ages 12-20. At this stage adolescents should establish a sense of identity, experience physiological and emotional changes, and search for peer acceptance. He is developing properly according to Erikson’s theory. Before the onset of his illness he experienced the teenage life of running around with his friends, playing basketball, and showing of his sense of humor. After the onset of the illness he no longer goes out with his friends or allow them to visit. He is at the age where he understands that his disease does have a treatment and he is willing to “do whatever it takes to get better”.
By the age of 14, the proper usage of nouns, verbs, and adjectives are used to describe his feelings, thoughts, and point of views. Slang and vulgar words begin to increase as a part of peer influences. He communicates clearly and effectively about his wants and needs. He is able to state his discomforts and useful information to the staff. The family has effective communication as demonstrated in the initial assessment of the patient. Both parties spoke of his symptoms and expressed their concerns.
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