G.K. is a family nurse practitioner in the health department of a large city. She is responsible for following up with infants and children who have been referred to the health department. Most of her referrals come from the hospital upon discharge of an infant going home to a potentially high-risk environment.
G.K. follows up with each child to ensure he or she is in a safe environment and is growing and developing adequately. She provides education and support to the parents so they can anticipate and respond appropriately to the challenges of raising children.
Questions for the case
Define and describe the following influences that can affect individual’s potential for growth:
• genetic factors
• prenatal and postnatal exposures
• nutritional factors
• environmental factors
• life style
• health care practices.
Once you received your case number; answer the specific question on the table above. Then, continue to discuss the 2 topics listed below for your case:
- Describe the relationship between culture and growth and development. Assess whether all growth and development milestones should be applied to all children regardless of cultural background.
- Design a teaching plan for parents regarding injury prevention during infancy. In your teaching plan you must include the home of an infant injury proof.
Your initial post should be at least 550 words, formatted and cited in current APA style with support from at least 3 academic sources.