Erik Erikson’s Theory of Psychosocial DevelopmentAKA Erik Homburger Erikson Born: June 15, 1902
Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Died: May 12, 1994
Location of death: Harwich, MA
Cause of death: unspecified
Race or Ethnicity: White
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Eight Stages of Childhood
Psychosocial development as articulated by Erik Erikson describes eight
developmental stages through which a healthily developing human should
pass from infancy to late adulthood. In each stage the person confronts,
and hopefully masters, new challenges. Each stage builds on the
successful completion of earlier stages. The challenges of stages not
successfully completed may be expected to reappear as problems in the
Psychosocial Development Stages Summary Stage Basic Conflict Important Events Outcome Infancy (birth to 18 months ...
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MammographyDefinitionMammography is a radiographic technique used to
detect breast cysts or tumors, especially those not palpable on physical
examination. In xeromammography, a specially charged plate records the
radiographic images and transfers them to a special paper. Biopsy of
suspicious areas may be required to confirm malignancy. Although 90% to
95% of malignant breast tumors can be detected by mammography, this test
produces many false positive results. Mammography may follow such
screening procedures as ultrasonography or thermography.
To screen for malignant breast tumors.To investigate breast masses, breast pain, or nipple discharge.To differentiate between benign breast disease and malignant tumors.To monitor patients with breast cancer who are treated with breast-conserving surgery and radiation.
ProcedurePatient Preparation ...
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Gestational diabetes is abnormal carbohydrate, fat, and protein
metabolism that is first diagnosed during pregnancy, regardless of the
severity. Gestational diabetes is further classified as: Gestational diabetes characterized by an abnormal glucose
tolerance test (GTT) without other symptoms. Fasting glucose is normal
and the diabetes is controlled by diet (A1). Gestational diabetes characterized by abnormal glucose tolerance
test and elevated fasting glucose. This type of gestational diabetes
must be controlled by insulin (A2). About 15,000 infants are born to mothers with diabetes each year.
Since 1980, the International Workshop-Conference on gestational
Diabetes and the American Diabetic Association has recommended universal
screening for gestational diabetes between 24 and 28 weeks of
Gestational diabetes is a disorder ...
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Cesarean DeliveryDescription In
this surgical procedure, the newborn is delivered through the abdomen
from an incision made through the maternal abdomen and the uterine
myometrium. The surgery may be preplanned (elective) or arise from an unanticipated problem. Two
incisions are made: one in the abdominal wall (skin incision) and the
other in the uterine wall. Either of two skin incisions is used: a
midline vertical incision between the umbilicus and the symphysis or a
Pfannenstiel incision just above the symphysis (Fig. 1). Three types of
uterine incisions are possible (Fig. 2): (1) low transverse; (2) low
vertical; and (3) classic, a vertical incision into the upper uterus.
The low transverse uterine incision is preferred unless a very large
fetus or placenta ...
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IELTS Tips and AdviseMany foreign nurses, especially Filipino nurses, have aspirations of education or advancing their careers in first world English speaking countries like the U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand, or ...
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Nurses’ Role Towards the UN Millennium Development GoalsThe United Nation’s member states Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for 2015 include reducing maternal and neonatal mortality rates, infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. Significant progress has ...
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Nurses’ Lack of Sleep: Tips for Night-shiftersMany of us including nurses work on crazy schedules. One of the problems of being a nurse is the shifting schedules. How are you supposed to get enough sleep when ...
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The Value of Critical Thinking in NursingCritical thinking is important in every profession. In nursing, one needs to have a thinking pattern for a seamless patient care. Critical thinking in nursing may be defined as a ...
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Entering Masters in Nursing SchoolJust like any other profession, entering into Masters in School of Nursing is an option. Entering graduate school is no joke and requires extreme amount of your time, money and ...
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