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Factors InfluencingChild HealthChapter 2N422Suzanne Van Orden, MSN, MS Ed, RN
Objectives:Upon completion of the lecture the learner will be able to:1. Discuss genetic influences on child health.2. Compare and contrast the factors associated with health status andlifestyle that affect a child’s health.3. Explain the concept of resiliency as it relates to children and their healthstatus.4. Discuss health care and its effect on child health.5. Delineate the structures, functions, and roles of families and the influenceon children and their health.6. Differentiate discipline from punishment7. Discuss culture and ethnicity in relation to child health.8. Discuss community and its effects on a child’s health.Discuss the sources of violence and how exposure to violence affects children.10. Describe the impact of poverty and homelessness on the health ofchildren.
Effect of Gender and Race on ChildHealthGenderMay influence physicalappearances (e.g., clothing,personal grooming)Development of personalityformed by parental and socialexpectations (genderidentification)Predisposition to certaindiseases/condition basedupon gender (e.g., hemophiliamore prevalent in males)RaceMembership in particular groupof humans who have sharedbiologic traits transmitted bygenetic inheritancePhysical characteristicsincluding skin color, bonestructure, blood typePredisposition to certaindiseases/condition based uponracial heritageRecent evidence suggest thateffects of certain medicationsmay vary among racial groups
Effect of Genetics and Temperamenton Child HealthGeneticsCytogenetics is the study ofgenetics at the chromosomelevelAbility to diagnosis and treatgenetically linked diseases is aresult of the knowledge derivedfrom the Human GenomeProject

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