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Journal Article

Citation

Lipman TH, McCurry IJ. Pediatr. Endocrinol. Rev. 2017; 14(Suppl 2): 472-477.

Affiliation

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2017, Y.S. Medical Media)

DOI

10.17458/per.vol14.2017.lm.childrenshortstature

PMID

28647952

Abstract

Growth is the single most important indication of the health of a child. Identification of growth disorders in all children is crucial as growth failure can be the first sign of a number of acute and chronic conditions. However, gender and racial biases have resulted in inequities in the identification, referral and treatment of children with growth disorders. In addition, short children have been impacted by a number of psychosocial issues. Heightism is prejudice or discrimination against individuals based on height, and refers to discrimination against individuals whose height is not within the normal acceptable range. Studies have shown that short children have been affected by juvenilization, teasing, bullying, victimization, loss of independence/ overprotection, and exclusion. The role of the advanced practice nurse is critical in addressing heightism and racial and gender disparities in children with growth failure/short stature.

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Language: en

Keywords

Children; Gender disparities; Growth failure; Heightism; Linear growth; Racial disparities

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