Which of the following nursing interventions will promote successful achievement of Erickson’s stage of development for the 3-year-old toddler?
1. Allowing the toddler to choose what time to take her antibiotic.
2. Encouraging the toddler to assist in removing the dressing on her leg.
3. Allowing the toddler to work on an art project that she can complete.
4. Encouraging friends to visit the toddler in the hospital.
Toddlers are in Erikson’s stage of autonomy versus shame and doubt. They want to do things on their own and experience despair when they are not allowed to be independent in areas which they are capable. Allowing the toddler to participate in the dressing change promotes their independence. Medications must be administered on a schedule to maintain therapeutic levels. Toddlers have short attention spans and would not likely complete an art project. Toddlers commonly engage in parallel play. Having another toddler visit will not aid in the achievement of Erikson’s stage of development.
CN: Psychosocial integrity; CL: Analyze
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