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Teaching has a very important role in Nursing It is one significant aspect that provides the attainment of goals in nursing care In fact patient teaching and education are essential components of the nursing processWard nd Whenever teaching is implemented the goal is for the learner to acquire the knowledge and skills being taught To achieve this consideration of the varied learning needs of each individual according to their development must be implemented which includes ones cognitive psychosocial and cultural needs This paper will discuss the development teaching plan for two newly diagnosed Type I diabetic patients a 10 year old girl and a 35 year old man In this paper the difference in approaching cultural needs will be discussed by assigning the 10 year old girl as Hispanic in culture and Caucasian for the 35 year old man The first step of efficient teaching is assessment Assessment of their overall learning needs For these patients they are both newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes However in consideration of their cognitive psychosocial and cultural needs there are differences in their development that must be accommodated to achieve efficient teaching According to Piagets cognitive development a 10-year old girl would be in the concrete operations stage which is characterize by an organized and logical thought There is the ability to perform multiple classification tasks order objects in a logical sequence and the child is capable of concrete problem solving Children Development Institute CDI 2009 On the other hand the 35 year old man would be on the formal operations stage where thought becomes more abstract incorporating the principles of formal logic the ability to generate abstract propositions multiple hypotheses and their possible outcomes CDI 2009 As Flavell Miller Miller states the difference is that a concrete operational thinker looks only for a factual relation between a single proposition and reality Whereas formal operational thinkers goes one step further and reasons about the logical
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