What ways is an understanding of developmental psychology important to nursing practice?

What ways is an understanding of developmental psychology important to nursing practice?

This assessment task will assist students to understand theories and concepts of human development and behaviour. To complete this assessment students will be required to familiarise themselves with subject learning sessions 1 through 4. In addition, class reflective activities and discussions will enhance preparation.

Submission: This assessment is to be submitted via TURNITIN through UTSOnline

This assessment:

There are two essay questions to be answered. Students are to answer one of the two questions below, a) or b). This answer is to include a brief example relevant to theory from your in-class reflections/discussions to highlight an aspect of the discussion. All students must also answer question c):

Do early life experiences impact the person across their lifespan?
OR

Do social and environmental variables affect cognitive development?

Students are required to answer a second question:

In what ways is an understanding of developmental psychology important to nursing practice? Give consideration to Tanner’s model of clinical judgement.

Each of your answers is to be presented in an essay style with reference to subject readings to support your position. It is expected that students will compare and contrast at least two theoretical approaches when answering question a) or b). There is no requirement to reference outside of subject resources. Your first answer should be approximately 600 words and question c) approximately 300 words – introduction 100 words.