The term growth and development refers to a dynamic process. Growth being the term for physical changes and development being the term that refers to the increase in complexity of the skills a person is able to perform. There are many factors that influence growth and development these can be divided into biological, environmental, and social factors.
Theories are used to organize growth and development that humans experience. It is important that as a health care provider you have an understanding of the appropriate expectations of physical, psychosocial, cognitive, moral and spiritual development.
Choose one of the following theorists and describe the stages of development and the nursing implications: Erickson, Piaget, Kohlberg, or Fowler.
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