Emotions And Social Factors In The Role Of A Pediatric Nurses

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social skills are more susceptible to incarceration, unemployment and drug intake (Youth Villages, 2010). Within a few years there has been a substantial portion of parents who were incarcerated for a drug- related offense (Calhoun, Conner, Miller, Messina, 2015). Incarceration impacts adolescent’s emotions, behavior, and social status in many ways (Calhoun, Conner, Miller, Messina, 2015). Children who have been affected by this tend to have increased behavioral problems and more likely to drop out. Substance abuse has been an epidemic for years. Studies show that 225,000 infants are prenatally exposed to substances a year (Calhoun, Conner, Miller, Messina, 2015). This not only is a problem at birth, but exposure to drugs at an early age …show more content…
They also help provide adequate health information for other physicians in the medical field. Within recent years, new nursing has allowed nurses the opportunity to be apart of the legal, political, and organizational portion of the foster care (Schneiderman, 2006). Although pediatric nurses play a critical role in the foster care, there are several barriers that restrain them from doing the best job that they can. Some barriers that have been apparent in the medical field within the foster care system is the lack of medical records, delay in health insurance enrollment, inadequate screening and assessment into the system, no follow ups, and lack of knowledge between patient, physician and family members (AAP). Physicians also struggle with whom to identify the authority of consent for the child. Frequently when a child goes into a health providers office, they are accompanied by a caseworker or new foster parents who barley has any knowledge on the child’s medical situation (American Academy of Pediatrics, …show more content…
This allows them to have access to health insurance (NYS). In order to be completely eligible for this, the child had to be discharged from a social service at the age of 18 (NYS). The ACA will allow the child to be covered under insurance until the age of 26, regardless of the income they are receiving (NYS). The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (FCSIAA) was placed to promote permanent placing with relatives, maintain the connection between siblings and family members, increase the number of children who are waiting for adoption, help improve the transition for each adolescent and improve the education stability and medical needs (CASA). With the FCSIAA in place, it will help promote a better life for the child and the professionals involved in the

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