Essay on Functional Health

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Children’s Functional Health Pattern Assessment
Functional Health Pattern Assessment (FHP)

Toddler
Erickson’s Developmental Stage:

Preschool-Aged
Erickson’s Developmental Stage:

School-Aged
Erickson’s Developmental Stage:

Pattern of Health Perception and Health Management:

List two normal assessment findings that would be characteristic for each age group.

List two potential problems that a nurse may discover in an assessment of each age group.

The child’s parents are responsible for his/her health management.
If the child does not feel good they will complain.

The children in this age group can talk about where they do not feel good.
They understand the outside of their bodies.
They know when they are sick.
They understand vaguely how to be healthy.

Proper hygiene may be a problem.
They are more likely to be involved in accidents.

They are at high risks for infection.
They are still getting to used to using their bodies independently.
Poor hygiende.
Poor health habits.
Nutritional-Metabolic Pattern:

List two normal assessment findings that would be characteristic for each age group.

List two potential problems that a nurse may discover in an assessment of each age group.
They are starting to feed themselves.
They are starting to use utensils.

They start to pick which foods they like and don’t like.
They will probably have regular bowel movements.
The know which foods are healthy and which are not.
They will eat the right amount needed.

Allergies may become apparent during this time.
They may not be able to eat properly.

They may not be eating healthy foods.
They may become over weight.
They may become obese or unhealthy.
May eat too much junk food.
Pattern of Elimination:

List two normal assessment findings that would be characteristic for each age group.

List two potential problems that a nurse may discover in an assessment of each age group.
Potty training begins.
They will speak when they need to use the bathroom.

They use the bathroom by themselves.
They know how to wash their hands and not touch anything dirty.
They are independent bathroom users.
They can hold in their urine and bowel movement longer.

They may not be able to properly use the bathroom by themselves.
The parents might not be able to teach them properly.

Some children might still not have been trained.
They might not know what to do if they do not reach the bathroom on time.
May not clean themselves properly.
May not have proper hygiene.
Pattern of Activity and Exercise:

List two normal assessment findings that would be characteristic for each age group.

List two potential problems that a nurse may discover in an assessment of each age group.
They take their first steps.
They play around a lot.

They start to play independently.
They start to play with other children.
They stay very active in school.
They understand how to properly use their bodies while playing.

They may get injured due to activities.
Some children may not be active at all.

They may not want to be separated from their parents.
They may be playing too much and not learning enough.
They may watch TV all day.
May not go outside too much.
Cognitive/Perceptual Pattern:

List two normal assessment findings that would be characteristic for each age group.

List two potential problems that a nurse may discover in an assessment of each age group.
They understand what objects are and how they behave physically.
They learn about their body parts.

They understand the purpose of symbols.
Language skills are developing.
They understand how other people feel.
They are in school studying.

They may not be developing normally.
They do not learn from their experiences.

Speech problems may arise.
They do not retain a lot of information.
They may not perform well in school.
Learning disabilities may arise.
Pattern of Sleep and Rest:

List two normal assessment findings that would be characteristic for each age group.

List two…