Posted: September 30th, 2017
A community nurse conducts a primary prevention, home-visit assessment for a newborn and mother. Mrs. Smith has three other children, the oldest of whom is age 12. She tells the nurse that her 12-year-old daughter is expected to prepare family meals, to look after the young children, and to clean the house once a week. Which of the following is the most appropriate nursing diagnosis for this family situation?
A. Delayed growth and development, related to performance expectations of the child.
B. Anxiety (moderate), related to difficulty managing the home situation.
C. Impaired parenting, related to the role reversal of mother and child.
D. Social isolation, related to lack of extended family assistance.
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