Growth and Developmental Patterns
Compare and contrast the growth and developmental patterns of two toddlers of different ages using Gordon’s functional health patterns. Describe and apply the components of Gordon’s functional health patterns as it applies to toddlers.
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Gordon’s functional health patterns is a method developed by Marjorie Gordon in 1987 to guide the establishment of a comprehensive nursing database. The method consists of 11 categories that enable the nurse to determine various aspects of health and human function 1. These categories are:
- Health Perception-Health Management Pattern
- Nutritional-Metabolic Pattern
- Elimination Pattern
- Activity-Exercise Pattern
- Sleep-Rest Pattern
- Cognitive-Perceptual Pattern
- Self-Perception-Self-Concept Pattern
- Role-Relationship Pattern
- Sexuality-Reproductive Pattern
- Coping-Stress Tolerance Pattern
- Value-Belief Pattern
To compare and contrast the growth and developmental patterns of two toddlers of different ages using Gordon’s functional health patterns, we can apply these categories to each toddler and analyze the differences and similarities between them.
For instance, let’s consider two toddlers, one aged 2 years and the other aged 4 years.
Health Perception-Health Management Pattern The 2-year-old toddler may not be able to communicate their health perception or management pattern effectively, while the 4-year-old may be able to express their feelings more clearly 2.
Cognitive-Perceptual Pattern The 2-year-old toddler may not have developed cognitive or perceptual skills such as object permanence or depth perception, while the 4-year-old may have developed these skills 2.
Sexuality-Reproductive Pattern This category is not applicable to toddlers.
In conclusion, comparing and contrasting the growth and developmental patterns of two toddlers of different ages using Gordon’s functional health patterns can provide valuable insights into their physical, cognitive, and emotional development.