Which of the following nursing interventions is most appropriate to facilitate normal growth and development of a 16-year-old who is admitted to the hospital for acute appendicitis, and an appendectomy is performed?
D is the best answer to this question. There are a lot of teenagers who may not be too comfortable having their parents with them. They are at the age when they are not sure if they are still kids or they are already adults. They may feel embarrassed to have their parents with them there.
It is important for teenagers to be with their peers and D will be the perfect way to do that. There might be some limitations because of the condition but the limitations will still not be enough for the teen to start to enjoy. The other options might cause the teen to feel isolated from other people of the same age.
Allow the child to participate in activities with other individuals in the same age group when the condition permits
D. Adolescents often are not sure whether they want their parents with them when they are hospitalized. Because of the importance of the peer group, separation from friends is a source of anxiety. Ideally, the members of the peer group will support their ill friend. Options a, b, and c isolate the child from the peer group.