Ms. Lou has brought her son, Michael, who is six months old, to the
clinic for a wellness check-up. Ms. Lou states, "Michael is a cheerful child, always smiling and happy" and "he watches everything that I do when I enter his room."
You are the nurse taking the history from the mother. In assessing the child, it is important to be familiar with the developmental stage of the child at this time and the developmental tasks that are normally achieved at this age.
-Identify the developmental stage of this child.
-What are the major categories of development that should be considered for a child's health assessment?
-Identify two or three areas that you would assess under each of the major categories of development, and give a specific example for each area with Michael.
-Identify two or three additional screening or counseling areas that would be considered for his age group.
-What is the immunization schedule for an infant from birth to one year in the West Indies? Is immunization an issue for discussion at six months? If so, what vaccine is needed at this time? How is the vaccine that is due at this time administered?
-List one potential nursing diagnosis that may apply to Michael or to his family.
-List one potential personal health description that may apply to Michael or to his family.
-What transculturral considerations should be taken into account when assessing a child of a Rastafarian?
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