A mother comes to the pediatric clinic for a health maintenance visit for her children: an 18-month-old daughter, a 2 1/2-year-old daughter, and 4-year-old son. The small family appears clean but the clothes appear well-worn. The mother appears nervous and apologizes about their appearance, explaining things have been tough since she lost her job and they were evicted from their apartment.
- What are some immediate concerns the nurse should be aware of?
- How can the nurse best help this family?
- The mother is concerned her toddler is regressing since their situation changed. What patient-centered care can the nurse suggest to help this child?