anticipatory guidance


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guidance

 [gi´dans]
1. a guide.
2. an act of guiding.
anticipatory guidance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the preparation of a patient for an anticipated development and/or situational crisis.
health system guidance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating a patient's location and use of appropriate health services.

anticipatory guidance

Guidance provided by an expert or knowledgeable group to those with a particular interest (e.g., parents), anticipating likely upcoming concerns.
Examples Parents of newborns—informing them about physical changes in their infant (e.g., teething); parents of adolescents—anticipating concerns due to alcohol and drug abuse.

anticipatory guidance

Information about normal expectations of an age group (or of a disease) to provide support for coping with problems before they arise. It is a component of many health care encounters, e.g., well-child checkups in infancy.
See also: guidance
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General and pediatric dentists can use the current research to design policies specific for their pediatric population to strengthen their preventive program's nutritional counseling, parental anticipatory guidance and oral hygiene instruction.
After the visit with the physician, a behavioral health provider met with the family for additional anticipatory guidance that was based on recommendations by the AAP.
Overall, the project used parent mentoring to provide parents with anticipatory guidance in child health and development.
Educational program can be an effective intervention for anticipatory guidance and health promotion for at risk and vulnerable populations.
This discussion will describe how the feedback from parents guided the selection of culturally appropriate books for clinic clients, the use of anticipatory guidance for parents based on daily activities, and the decision to implement a clinic library.
(4) Therefore, all youth may need gender and sexuality anticipatory guidance and support from professionals during ages that correspond with early--rather than later--Tanner Stages.
It is central to communication, counseling, and anticipatory guidance. Without this depth of person, palliative care becomes just another name for symptom management.
The following scores significantly increased from pre- to posttest within experimental and control groups: knowledge (F (1, 31) =12.67, p= 0.001), confidence performing OHAs (F (1, 30) =10.17, p=0.003), and confidence providing anticipatory guidance to parents (F (1, 30) = 10.78,p=0.003).
The changes and updates are built within the existing framework and encompass surveillance and screening recommendations as well as anticipatory guidance. All content, including family handouts, has been updated, said Dr.
He describes the four "Rs" of treating sports concussions and urges primary care personnel to offer anticipatory guidance to patients and their families.
In addition to providing exemplar diagnosing and management strategies for pediatric dermatology, there is significant evidence of prevention and anticipatory guidance when applicable.
It also can direct conversations and anticipatory guidance at pediatric visits.