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HNN300 Child And Adolescent Health | Assignment

   

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HNN300Child and AdolescentHealthAssessment Task11500words(40%)Child abuseis a significantsocialissue,which hasthe potentialtoimpactonthe developmentandwellbeingof theindividualthroughoutthelifespan.Nurseshaveavitalrolein recognisingandresponding toabuse.Thepurposeof assessmenttaskoneisto investigatetherolesand professionalresponsibilities ofthenursewhencaring forchildren who mayhaveexperienced abuse.Further,thisassessmenttaskisdesigned toencourageyou toconsidertheimpactthatabusemayhaveon a young child’shealthand development.Scenario:You areworking in the Emergency Department when Samuel, a 2 year old boy,presentswith a fracture to his right scapula. Samuel is a previously well child with no significant health history.On assessment, Samuel has significant swelling and bruising over his right shoulder, and is distressed when you handle his right arm. He also has small, oval shaped bruises on his upper arm, and yellowed bruising around his left ear.You take a history from Samuel’smother,whotellsyou thatSamuel fell off the bottom step and landed on his back yesterday afternoon. She states that he “seemed ok” after the fall but that when she got him out of bed this morning he wouldn’t move his arm, so she brought him to the emergency department.AssignmentQuestion:Discussthepotential impactofabuseonthedevelopmentandwellbeingofthe child.Identifyfactorsin Samuel’spresentationthatmayindicatethathehasbeenabused,anddescribeyourprofessional responsibilities when abuse is suspected.UnitlearningoutcomesandDeakinGraduateLearningOutcomes:Thisassessmenttaskprovidesyou with theopportunitytodemonstratethefollowing UnitLearningoutcomesandDeakin GraduateLearning Outcomes;UnitLearningOutcomesULO1:differentiatebetweennormalandabnormalpatternsofgrowthanddevelopmentduringthechildandadolescentstagesoflife,andcritiquethefactorswhichmayimpactonnormalgrowthanddevelopmentpatterns;ULO2:reviewthephysical,psychological,andsociologicalinfluencesthatmayincreasehealthriskstochildrenandadolescentsfromdiversebackgrounds;ULO3:usinganevidence-basedapproach,assesssymptoms,functionalstatus,andriskinchildrenandadolescents;ULO4:selectandevaluateperson-centredapproachestomaintainorimprovethefunctionalcapacityofthechildoradolescent;andULO5:justifyandevaluatetheeffectivenessofriskmanagementstrategiesimplementedtoreducetheinfluenceoftheidentifiedriskfactors.

DeakinGraduateLearningOutcomes:GLO1Discipline-specificknowledgeandcapabilities:appropriatetothelevelofstudyrelatedtoadisciplineorprofessionGLO4Criticalthinking:evaluatinginformationusingcriticalandanalyticalthinkingandjudgmentGLO2Communication:usingoral,writtenandinterpersonalcommunicationtoinform,GLO5Problemsolving:creatingsolutionstoauthentic(realworldandill-defined)problemsGLO3Digitalliteracy:usingtechnologiestofind,useanddisseminateinformationGLO6Self-management:workingandlearningindependently,andtakingresponsibilityforpersonalactionsSubmissionInformation:Thisassignmenttaskistobesubmitted into thedesignated assessmentdropboxfor thisunit.Duedate:Friday 2nd September 2016 on or before 11.59pmTo ensureappropriatesupportisavailableshould any technicalissuesarise,youareadvisedtosubmityourassignmentinto thedesignated dropboxbefore4pm ontheduedate.Youareresponsibleforensuring thatthecorrectversion ofyourassessmenttaskisproperlyuploaded into thecorrectassessmentdropbox.StudentInstructionsforAssessment Task1:Thisassessmenttaskencouragesyou toconsiderthe impactof abuse on a young child.Thefocusof thisscenarioisonphysicalabuse,howeveritisimportantto considerthewaysthatabusemayaffectthechild’sdevelopmentand wellbeing more broadly.Youarealsoasked to consideraspectsof thescenariowhich mayindicatethatabuseisoccurring.You areencourageto thinkbeyond physicalindicatorsofabuse,to considerotheraspectsofthisscenariowhichwould increaseyoursuspicionofabuse.Finally,you areasked todescribetheroleof thenursein responding toabuse.You areencouragedto reflecton legalrequirementsfornursesworking in Victoriawho suspectthatabuseisoccurring.Itisexpected thatyou willuseprofessionalliteraturetosupportyour discussion.Themajority ofreferencesshould comefrompeer-reviewed journals,and beno morethan10yearsold.

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