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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Licensed Practical Nurses: Tasks and ResponsibilitiesWhat are the roles of Licensed Practical Nurses, and what are the tasks require from their profession? Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) duties and responsibilities are all carried out under the ...
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Importance of Safe Hospitals During DisastersAs medical professionals, we spend most of our time inside a health facility, either in a hospital or clinic or health centers. Because of this, it is important that our ...
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De-Conditioning Negative ThoughtsA lot of people dwell so much on negative thoughts especially if there is a new opportunity or thing that is going to happen in their lives. People tend to ...
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