NUR3355C FIU Ch 30 Nursing Care of a Family With a Toddler Case Discussion


1. A mother comes to the pediatric clinic for a health maintenance visit for her children: an 18-month-old daughter, a 2 1/2-year-old daughter, and a 4-year-old son. The small family appears clean, but the clothes appear well worn. The mother appears nervous and apologizes about their appearance, explaining things have been tough since she lost her job and they were evicted from their apartment.
A. What are some immediate concerns the nurse should be aware of?
B. How can the nurse best help this family?
C. The mother is concerned her toddler is regressing because their situation changed. What patient-centered care can the nurse suggest to help this child?