Freidman Family Assessment

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Friedman Family Assessment “Family nursing assessment is the cornerstone of family nursing interventions” (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2008, p. 597). A thorough assessment is completed by using open ended questions, allowing the interviewee opportunities to explain and expand on answers. The following assessment was obtained through the course of three weeks, visiting in the home and at the workplace of the mother and one daughter. The Friedman Family Assessment Model (short form) was used to perform the family assessment. Family Composition 2096 Tocowa Rd. Courtland, Ms 38620 (662)xxx-0609 Name Gender Relationship Date and Place of Birth Occupation Education Mike M Father 3/17/1949 handy man GED Kim F Mother 7/19/1960 nurse ASN Martha F Mike’s Daughter 9/20/1979 housewife High School Diploma Ashley F Kim’s Daughter 9/20/1986 dental tech Surgical Tech Certificate Melissa F Kim’s Daughter 9/20/1997 student Currently in high school The assessment of the family revealed a complex system. This is a blended family with traditional male/female roles. Each spouse has children from previous marriages. Father’s children are grown, married with children, and live in different city. Mother’s has one grown daughter from first marriage and one daughter in high school from second marriage. Mother’s daughters live in the home. Each member brings his or her own expectations to the group. Each family member is white, born and reared in Mississippi. They state their religious preference is Baptist, but rarely attend

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