Discuss how the nurse will obtain subjective information from the child when she is reluctant to speak.
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Assessing for Violence
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 daughters 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 Nothing 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 When the child is asked about the abuse she appears scared, insecure, and withdrawn.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.