Concepts of growth and development

Baldwin, Adele, and Bentley, Karyn (2012) Concepts of growth and development. In: Berman, Audrey, Snyder, S.J., Levett-Jones, Tracey, Dwyer, Trudy, Hales, Majella, Harvey, Nichole, Luxford, Yoni, Moxham, Lorna, Park, Tanya, Parker, Barbara, Reid-Searl, Kerry, and Stanley, David, (eds.) Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing. Pearson, French's Forest, NSW, Australia, pp. 396-415.

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[Extract] The terms growth and development both refer to dynamic processes. Although they are often used interchangeably, these terms have different meanings. Growth is physical change and increase in size. It can be measured quantitatively. Indicators of growth include height, weight, bone size and dentition. The pattern of physiological growth is similar for all people. The growth rate varies throughout the lifespan, being more rapid during antenatal, neonatal, infancy and adolescent stages, slower during childhood and minimal during adulthood.

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