When planning ongoing nursing care for a child with recurrent nephrotic syndrome, which of the following areas should be of priority consideration?

Body image

Explanation

•Self-concept and body image disturbances related to changes in appearance and social isolation from hospitalization should be considered a priority.

•A child with nephrotic syndrome will manifest generalized, periorbital, pedal, and pretibial edema. With such marked edema, the child may appear puffy, pale, and have respiratory distress. They are isolated from their peers while undergoing treatment.

•Incorrect: Impairments in cognitive development, sexual maturation, and psychological maturation are not associated with nephrotic syndrome.

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