Discuss how the nurse will obtain subjective information from the child when she is reluctant to speak.

Discuss how the nurse will obtain subjective information from the child when she is reluctant to speak.

 

 

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formatting. Your submission should not exceed three pages (3) pages (plus the title and reference pages). Please submit as

one continuous document. This is a scholarly writing and content assignment. Support your assertions with your text book plus

at least one (1) evidence-based, peer-reviewed nursing journal as indicated. A journal article should never be older than 5

years. You are encouraged to use UL@L™s library and Scientific Research Publishing œSCIRP for the latest findings in medical

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Assessing for Violence

Scenario:

A 10-year-old child is brought into the emergency department by her mother. The mother appears anxious but sits quietly next

to her daughter in the waiting room. When called into the triage area, the mother gives a history of coming home from work to

find her daughter sitting on the couch watching television. Her daughter did not go to the door to greet her or look toward

her when she said hello. The mother thought the daughter™s behavior was odd because she always greeted her at the door with a

hug. As she approached her daughter, she noticed that she was clutching her right arm as if in pain. The mother asked what

was wrong, but the daughter remained silent. Then she said œNothing is wrong. The father is sleeping upstairs. The mother

gives a family history of having an alcoholic husband who usually drinks himself to sleep. She said he has abused the child

physically and psychologically in the past, and she brought her to the emergency room because she fears he has hurt the

child. When the child is asked about the abuse she appears scared, insecure, and withdrawn.

Points of Consideration:

1. Discuss how the nurse will obtain subjective information from the child when she is reluctant to speak.

2. Beyond the information provided by the mother, discuss what further assessment should be conducted.

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