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1.Gordon’s functional health patterns are a mechanism adopted by nurses to assess a patient’s overall health status so as to develop individualized care plans since it researches the individual’s patterns of living and functioning (Salvador, 2022). Its component patterns include (Morgan, 2021), Cognition and perception, identity and relationships, sexuality and reproduction, resilience and stress management, ethics and values, and the way one views and handles their own health all play a part.

In contrast between two toddlers of different ages (Morgan, 2021), the conclusions were a toddler of twelve months was picky with the food that he consumed as he could not consume solid foods, still had occasional accidents, could not sit very well, and took several naps in a day, was able to understand and use simple words and phrases, was beginning to develop a sense of self, was shy around strangers, had no perception of his sexuality or gender identity, had difficulty coping with stress and change and had no sense of value and oblivious of any beliefs. While that of two years ate a wider variety of foods, was potty trained, was able to sit for long, stand run, and play with others, took one nap per day, was able to understand and use complex concepts, such as time and space, had a better understanding of self and is developed a unique personality and interests. Was independent, aware of his sex and gender, coping with stress and exchange to some extent, and developed some values and beliefs.

It is without a doubt that such patterns change or evolve with time as the toddler develops and therefore there will always be the need for a nurse to ensure appropriate help is given.

2. Compare and contrast the growth and developmental patterns of two toddlers of different ages using Gordon’s functional health patterns. Describe and apply the components of Gordon’s functional health patterns as it applies to toddlers.

Toddlers of different ages have different growth and functional health patterns according to Gordon’s functional health patterns. On health perception- and health management, a one-year-old child is starting to develop their perception of health, but does not have a well-developed perception of health and ways of improving it (Dannyelle et al., 2023). The child depends on their parents for nutrition, health check-ups, and other health maintenance. On the other hand, a three-year-old toddler has a better understanding of health and control of their bodies; for instance, they can express themselves when sick and make simple health decisions such as wearing warm clothes when feeling cold. On nutrition-metabolic, both one year and three years child have increased appetites and require a balanced diet to support their growth and development (Dannyelle et al., 2023). A year-old toddler is still transitioning to solid foods and relies on breastmilk for proper nutrition. On the other hand, a three-year-old toddler has a more diverse diet that includes a variety of food groups. The child starts making food choices land, preferring some foods to others. 

On elimination, both toddlers are learning to control their bladder and bowel movements; a year-old is still toilet training, while a 3-year-old kid is well trained and can communicate when they want to relieve themselves. On the activity and exercise development functions, a year-old child is learning to crawl, stand, and take their first steps while a child on normal developmental patterns has mastered such skills of standing and even walking and playing with others; they also run, jump, and climb (Dannyelle et al., 2023). The toddler also enjoys participating in organized physical activities like dancing or playing. 

On cognitive-perceptual functions, toddlers have different cognitive and perception abilities; in normal cases, a year-old child has started to understand simple words and can follow simple instructions. The child has, however not fully developed cognitive functions to enable them to fully follow instructions or behave as grown-up children (Vriesman et al., 2020). At 3, the toddler has developed a more advanced vocabulary and can understand and follow more complex instructions. The child is always able to identify shapes, colors, and objects. For test and sleep health functional health patterns, a year-old child requires a lot of sleep for proper growth and development; they may require 12-14 hours of sleep, including naps. On the other hand, a three years old child has gradually reduced their sleeping duration, and they may require about 10 hours of sleep each day and no longer take daytime naps (Vriesman et al., 2020). Concerning Self-perception, a one-year-old child has started to develop a sense of self. They may recognize themselves in the mirror and have a basic understanding of their identity. Three years old, on the other hand, have a more developed sense of self and can express their likes, dislikes, and feelings.

Concerning roles and relationships, both children are learning how to interact with others and establish relationships. A year-old child may be dependent on his parents; they may also show separation anxiety. At three years old, a child is more independent and can interact with peers and build friendships. On coping-Stress Tolerance, both toddlers have not developed good stress coping strategies; they may become fussy or cry when overwhelmed with pressure and stress (Vriesman et al., 2020). However, three a old may show some tolerance to stress and humiliation by parents and strangers. They are generally better at managing their emotions and can express them verbally. On value-belief, both toddlers are in the process of developing their values and beliefs. At one year old, a year’s child is beginning to understand basic moral concepts like sharing and manners. On the other hand, a three-year-old toddler has a better understanding of right and wrong and may have established some personal beliefs.