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Module 09-Pediatric Nursing

Module 09-Pediatric Nursing

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Published by: Nheil Restie D'Great on Jun 08, 2009
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Can only focus on one idea at a time
Begins awareness of racial and sexual differences
Develops an understanding of time
Learns sequence of daily events
Able to understand some time-oriented words
Begins to understand the concept of causality
Has 2,000 word vocabulary
Is very inquisitive and curious

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Preschooler Psychosocial
Tasks

Becomes independent
Gender-specific behavior is evident by 5 years
Egocentricity changes to awareness of others
Understands sharing
Aggressiveness and impatience peak at 4 years
Eager to please and shows more manners by 5 years
Behavior is goal-directed and imaginative
Play is work*

TOYS = Dolls, Dress-up, Imagination

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Preschooler Psychosocial
Tasks

Fears: about body integrity (Fear & Injury) are common
Magical and animistic thinking allows illogical fears to develop*
Observing injuries or pain of others can precipitate fear
Able to imagine an event without experiencing it
Guilt and shame are common*

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