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Case
G.K. is a family nurse practitioner in the health department of a large city. She is responsible for following up with infants and children who have been referred to the health department. Most of her referrals come from the hospital upon discharge of an infant going home to a potentially high-risk environment.

G.K. follows up with each child to ensure he or she is in a safe environment and is growing and developing adequately. She provides education and support to the parents so they can anticipate and respond appropriately to the challenges of raising children.

Assignments
Once you received your case number; answer the specific question on the table above. Then, continue to discuss the 2 topics listed below for your case:

Describe the relationship between culture and growth and development. Assess whether all growth and development milestones should be applied to all children regardless of cultural background.
Design a teaching plan for parents regarding injury prevention during infancy. In your teaching plan you must include the home of an infant injury proof.

Define and describe the following influences that can affect individuals potential for growth:
genetic factors
prenatal and postnatal exposures
nutritional factors
environmental factors
life style
health care practices.

Submission Instructions:

Your instructor will assign you your case number and you will post on the case number you have been assigned.
You will reply to the other two case studies (One of each).
Your initial post should be 500 words, formatted and cited in current APA style with support from at least 2 academic sources. Your initial post is worth 8 points.


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