understanding of the child’s health

  • Identify and describe any      risks and consider what further information you would need to gain a full      understanding of the child’s health. Think about how you could gather this      information in a sensitive fashion.
  • Taking into account the      parents’ and caregivers’ potential sensitivities, list at least three      specific questions you would ask about the child to gather more      information.
  • Provide at least two      strategies you could employ to encourage the parents or caregivers to be      proactive about their child’s health and weight.
  • For this Assignment, you      will consider the validity and reliability of different assessment tools      and diagnostic tests. You will explore issues such as sensitivity, specificity,      and positive and negative predictive values. You will also consider      examples of children with various weight issues. You will explore how you      could effectively gather information and encourage parents and caregivers      to be proactive about their children’s health and weight.

Overweight 5-year-old black boy with overweight parents who work full-time and the boy spends his time after school with his grandmother.