Grandmother shares that BK’s mother is a drug addict is currently incarcerated, so she is worried BK is using drugs and wants her tested for drugs. BK is not on any medications. She is obese and does not make eye contact when you enter the room. The grandmother didn’t say that she wasn’t attending school so for this assignment I will assume that it is not a current problem. I will address this subject in my target questions. I will assume that BK is attending some form of church with her grandmother because it stated that she like to sing in the choir. Based off the information it seems as though the teenager is staying to herself which is out if the norm for her. BK lifestyle is not normal at this point in her life and I would have to find out when she moved in her grandmother. The issue that I would need to be sensitive to when interacting with this patient is that fact that her mother is on drugs and her weight. The reason I believe this could be a sensitive to these subjects is a teenage girl really needs a parent especially her at this time in her life. When it comes to her weight girls are very sensitive to their weight at this age and could affect their self-esteem.
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- Winter '19
- Kathleen Wilson