Treating ADHD in Children
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The child with ADHD should be respected despite being unable to concentrate and perform well academically. In line with autonomy, the clinician should encourage the parents’ active participation in the treatment plan (Gopalan & IGI Global, 2021). The nurse should educate the parents on all ADHD issues, including medication and prognosis. Parents should be given a list of available ADHD interventions to help them make an informed choice. Notably, the nurse should initiate treatments that are beneficial to the child. The nurse should discontinue all treatments that generate side effects (Brunoni, Nitsche, & Loo, 2016). Medication reconciliation could help the nurse adjust medications accordingly to avoid intolerable side effects.