[Caring for a pre-schoolchild using the health assets model: a case report]

Enferm Clin. 2012 May-Jun;22(3):166-9. doi: 10.1016/j.enfcli.2011.10.002. Epub 2011 Dec 15.
[Article in Spanish]


The health assets model is a field of work that has protective effects on children associated with the protection, safety, and to their well being. This assets model is complementary, to the deficit model, which is often absent. From this point of view, we present the case of a 4 year old who was healthy and for whom a series of activities were designed with parents as primary implementers and directed primarily to the maintenance of health and child welfare. To do this, a care plan for parents caring for the learning child was developed based NANDA nursing taxonomy, and the NOC and NIC classifications in order to achieve the desired outcomes and carry out the appropriate nursing interventions. From the methodological point of view, possessing a common language and a nursing diagnostic taxonomy are keys to the development of our profession, but to work from a salutogenic perspective based on the NANDA International diagnoses, we believe that this does not fit properly. There is a lack of development in this area and would be interesting to develop it.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Child Care / standards*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Models, Nursing*