Follow-Up Care of Growth and Development and Psychosocial Issues
Assignment 1: Application – Protocol for Diagnosis, Management, and Follow-Up Care of Growth and Development and Psychosocial Issues NB: The age group for this assignment is 36 months, which is preschool. The issue is the topic, which is Language Delay As pediatric patients grow from infancy to adolescence, there are many common growth and development and psychosocial issues that may potentially present. As an advanced practice nurse caring for these patients, you must be able to recognize red flags and select age-appropriate assessment and treatment options. In this Assignment, you prepare for your role in clinical settings as you design an age-specific protocol for the diagnosis, management, and follow-up care for a common growth and development or psychosocial issue. To prepare: • Reflect on the age group and the growth and development or psychosocial issue that you selected in Week 2. • Think about the epidemiology of the issue. • Consider an age-appropriate protocol for the diagnosis, management, and follow-up care of the issue you selected. • Think about how culture might impact the care of patients that present with this issue. To complete: Write a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following: • Explain a growth and development or psychosocial issue that might present in the age group you selected. Include the epidemiology of the issue in your explanation. • Explain an age-appropriate protocol for the diagnosis, management, and follow-up care of this issue. • Explain how culture might impact the care of patients who present with the growth and development or psychosocial issue you selected. As you prepare to write your first application, I strongly recommend that you review the following: 1) APA formatting; 2) Use quotes judiciously. Your short paper should not be filled with an amalgam of quotes; 3) Review how to synthesize and analyze your papers; 4) Please use a scholarly voice when writing your papers (https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice); 5) Please make sure to have a clear and comprehensive purpose statement delineating all required criteria; 6) Review how to cite. Too often, students will only provide a citation at the end of the paragraph; thus, leading to many plagiarized or unsubstantiated points in their papers. Remember, your sources must be cited after each sentence in which they are used (rather than just at the beginning or end of a paragraph), even if each sentence uses the same source. Review at https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa/citations#s-lg-box-4017393; 7) Review how to avoid plagiarism a webinar by the Walden Writing Centerhttps://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/webinars/apa#s-lg-box-15000356; and, 8) Review the rubrics located within the “Course Information” tab.