Overuse: A concept analysis


  • Kaitlyn McGough Southern Illinois University Edwardsville




Concept Analysis, Screen Time, Pediatrics, Healthy Habits


Spending much of her career in clinical pediatrics, the author was greatly troubled regarding the amount of screen time in which the patients of her office were reportedly engaging.  It is for this reason that the concept of "overuse" was chosen for analysis.  The author explores multiple facets of overuse including social media in adolescence, caffeine, pumpkin spice, "pitcher's elbow", antibiotic prescription, and interpersonal kindness.  The purpose of this concept analysis is to explore the many differing applications of the definition of overuse as well as to construct a practical definition for identification and response in the pediatric clinical setting.


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How to Cite

McGough, K. (2021). Overuse: A concept analysis . Journal of Student Research, 10(2). https://doi.org/10.47611/jsr.v10i2.1224



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