protocol for diagnosis management and follow up care of growth and development and psychosocial issues

As pediatric patients grow from infancy to adolescence, there are many common growth and development and psychosocial issues that may potentially present. As an advanced practice nurse caring for these patients, you must be able to recognize red flags and select age-appropriate assessment and treatment options. In this Assignment, you prepare for your role in clinical settings as you design an age-specific protocol for the diagnosis, management, and follow-up care for a common growth and development or psychosocial issue.

I chose risk behavior- Smoking in adolescents.

Write a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following:
APA format with references and citation

  • Explain a growth and development or psychosocial issue that might present in the age group you selected. Include the epidemiology of the issue in your explanation.
  • Explain an age-appropriate protocol for the diagnosis, management, and follow-up care of this issue.
  • Explain how culture might impact the care of patients who present with the growth and development or psychosocial issue you selected.


  • Burns, C. E., Dunn, A. M., Brady, M. A., Starr, N. B., Blosser, C. G., & Garzon, D. L. (Eds.). (2017). Pediatric primary care (6th ed.). St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier.
  • Chapter 18, “Self-Perception Issues” (pp. 339-354)This chapter describes normal patterns of self-perception and methods for assessing and managing healthy self-perception in children.
  • Chapter 19, “Coping and Stress Tolerance: Mental Health and Illness” (pp. 355-385)This chapter explores mental health in primary care. It also examines strategies for assessing and managing mental health disorders such as mood disorders, ADHD, eating disorders, and substance abuse.

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Rockhill, C., Kodish, I., DiBattisto, C., Macias, M., Varley, C., & Ryan, S. (2010). Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.
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American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health and Task Force on Mental Health. (2009). The future of pediatrics: Mental health competencies for pediatric primary care. Pediatrics, 124(1), 410–421. Retrieved from…

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