Importance of Nursing Process | Pediatric Nursing Concept

Importance and Objects of Pediatric Nursing Process

What is the Nursing Process?

The nursing process may be defined as a systematic problem-solving approach used to identify, prevent and treat or potential health problems and promote wellness. In another word, it is a method of planning organizing and delivering nursing care
Pediatric nursing concept
Fig: Pediatric nursing concept
 
Purpose of Nursing Process:
The purposes of using the nursing process in child health care areas the followings:

  1. It guides nurses to take deliberate steps to identify a client’s problems to set realistic goals and intervene in individualized care.
  2. It assists to deliver optimum, need-based nursing care to the children effectively and intelligently.
  3. It enhances communication and interpersonal relationship with the client and team members.
  4. It encourages for identification and utilization of the client’s strength.
  5. It provides continuity of care by reducing omissions and duplications of actions.

Clear Concept About Pediatric Nursing:

Paediatric nursing is the branch of medicine dealing with the health and medical care of infants, children, and adolescents from birth up to the age of 18. The word “pediatrics” means “healer of children”. They are derived from two Grek words: (pais=child) and (iatros=doctor or healer). Pediatrics is a relatively new medical specialty, developing only in the mid-nineteenth century. Abraham Jacobi is known as the father of pediatrics.

Objects of Pediatric Nursing:

The main objects studying pediatric nursing is pointed out below:

  1. To reduce infant and child rate of deaths,
  2. To control the spread of infectious disease,
  3. To flourish healthy lifestyles for long disease-free life,
  4. To help to relieve the problems of children and adolescents with chronic conditions.
Pediatricians diagnose and treat several conditions among the children including:

  • Infections,
  • Injuries,
  • Genetic and congenital conditions,
  • Cancers and
  • Organ disease and dysfunctions.
Pediatric nursing is subjected not only to immediate management of the ill child but also to long-term effects on quality of life, disability, and survival.

In pediatric nursing, pediatricians are engaged with the early detection, prevention, and management of problems including:

  • Developmental delays and disorders,
  • Functional disabilities,
  • Behavioral problems,
  • Social stresses,
  • Mental disorders including depression and anxiety disorders.
More questions related to this topic:

  1. What is the definition of the nursing process?
  2. Define the nursing process.
  3. What are the characteristics of the nursing process?
  4. What is the significance of the nursing process?
  5. What are the components of the nursing process?
  6. What are the purposes of pediatric nursing?
  7. Why are pediatric nurses important?
  8. Who is the father of paediatric nursing?
  9. Who was the first pediatrician?
  10. Explain the main concept of child health nursing.

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