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Developmental Task

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Developmental Task

Developmental Task Is a skill or growth responsibility arising at a particular time in an individual’s life, the achievement of which will provide a foundation for the accomplishment of future task

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A mother complains that her 13-year-old has started to grow rapidly, and asks the nurse if this is normal and how long it will last. The best nursing response is:
    • A. 

      "This is unusual at this age, and a physician should be contacted."

    • B. 

      "This is normal, but will only last a few months."

    • C. 

      "This is normal and can last until about age 20."

    • D. 

      "This is normal and can last until about age 18."

    • E. 

      "This is normal, but growth should be completed by about age 15 or 16."

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Selecting a mate and getting started in an occupation

    • B. 

      Exhibiting socially responsible behavior and developing an ethical system of behavior

    • C. 

      Developing a conscience and developing appropriate masculine or feminine role

    • D. 

      Selecting an occupation and developing intellectual skills necessary for civic competence

    • E. 

      All are correct

  • 3. 
    A mother is frustrated because her 2½-year-old is not toilet trained and will not use the potty when placed on it. What suggestion by the nurse is most appropriate?
    • A. 

      Do not let the child off the potty until stool or urine is evacuated

    • B. 

      Do not try to toilet-train the child, as it is too early.

    • C. 

      Give the child a laxative and place on the potty in 30 minutes

    • D. 

      Make up a game to encourage the child to want to use the potty

    • E. 

      All all correct

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Teaching size of food portions and importance of timing snacks and meals

    • B. 

      Discussing future hazards of pregnancy for diabetic mothers

    • C. 

      Using hand puppets to teach proper nutrition

    • D. 

      Using hypothetical problem situations to teach potential problem solving

    • E. 

      All are correct

  • 5. 
    A mother expresses concern to the nurse regarding her 5-year-old child's development. She says: "I read Erikson and Piaget, and my child does not seem to be on target. Also, my neighbor's child seems more advanced. My doctor says not to worry, but I do." The best nursing response is:
    • A. 

      "You are right to be concerned. Your child should meet all the guidelines for the age."

    • B. 

      "Tell me exactly what your child is or is not doing that causes you concern."

    • C. 

      "I wouldn't worry. All children progress at their own rate."

    • D. 

      "Your child will probably catch up with more age."

    • E. 

      Both a and b are correct