Beth, a six-year-old with autism, has received respite care through your home health agency for the past three years.
As the nurse case manager who oversees the CNAs who provide Beths care, you know that Beths parents Mark and Sandy are warm, loving individuals who like to hug, kiss, and touch their children in a loving way.
During your last two
visits, however, you notice that Mark and Sandy are not engaging Beth with the
same nonverbal behaviors and that Beth seems to prefer sitting by herself. When
you mention your observations to Mark and Sandy, they tearfully tell you that
Beth doesnt want to hug or kiss any more.
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