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development

 [de-vel´up-ment]
1. growth and differentiation.
cognitive development the development of intelligence, conscious thought, and problem-solving ability that begins in infancy.
community health development in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating members of a community to identify the community's health concerns, mobilize resources, and implement solutions.
critical path development in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as constructing and using a timed sequence of patient care activities to enhance desired patient outcomes in a cost-efficient manner. See also critical path.
program development in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as planning, implementing, and evaluating a coordinated set of activities designed to enhance wellness or to prevent, reduce, or eliminate one or more health problems of a group or community.
psychosexual development
1. generally, the development of the psychological aspects of sexuality from birth to maturity.
2. In psychoanalytic theory, the development of object relations has five stages: the oral stage from birth to 2 years, the anal stage from 2 to 4 years, the phallic stage from 4 to 6 years, the latency stage from 6 years until puberty, and the genital stage from puberty onward; see also sexual development.
psychosocial development the development of the personality, including the acquisition of social attitudes and skills, from infancy through maturity.
risk for delayed development a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as being at risk for delay of 25 per cent or more in one or more of the areas of social or self-regulatory behavior, or in cognitive, language, gross motor, or fine motor skills.
sexual development see sexual development.
staff development
1. an educational program for health care providers conducted by a hospital or other institution; it includes orientation, in-service training, and continuing education.
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as developing, maintaining, and monitoring competence of staff.

community health development

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as assisting members of a community to identify a community's health concerns, mobilize resources, and implement solutions. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
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VARIED DAY - Jane Freeman, community health development worker, pictured with her children Jenny, three, and Daniel, one PICTURE: EMILY BARBER www.
A team of school nurses and assistants, a community health development lead and healthy eating project workers arranged the Brainy Breakfast events.
Those who cannot get along to the event can still find out where to access health checks by calling the Community Health Development Service on (0191) 270 4510.
A team of community health development workers from the PCT are visiting Cromwell Road Primary School in South Bank; Viewley Hill Primary School in Hemlington; Easterside Primary School and Brambles Primary School, both Middlesbrough, to encourage children to sample a variety of fruit and vegetables.
Hazel Swan, Gateshead Council's community health development officer, said: "The flu vaccinations have been running for four years and have proved very successful.
Pals and the Live At Home scheme were present and Gateshead Council's community health development team was on hand for advice on healthy eating and gentle exercise.
The Trim and Slim programme was written by a dietician and a community health development worker.
This partnership between Park Surgery and Middlesbrough PCT is one of four major community health developments for Middlesbrough and Eston and will significantly improve patient access to health services.

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