Nur/405 Family Nursing Diagnoses

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Family Nursing Diagnoses
Kristine R
August 30.2013
Joni Knapp, RNC, MSN

Family Nursing Diagnoses As a patient is considered to be individual and unique in his or her own way, a family is one and distinctive within a community. According to Stanhope and Lancaster (2012), a family nursing assessment identifies family problem areas and family strengths that help build for interventions to maintain health. In providing a family with nursing diagnoses, utilization of an appropriate family assessment tool would be of benefit. One family assessment model used by community health nurses is the Friedman Family Assessment Model (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2012). Friedman’s model views family as a subsystem of society and enables nurses to assess the family system as a whole, as a component of society, and as an interactional system (Stanhope & Lancaster, 20012). In this essay, the participating family, M family, was assessed with using the Friedman Family Assessment Model and given priority nursing diagnoses along with community health nursing interventions to influence the issues positively and effectively. Taking into consideration the impact of family structure, roles, and values, the effects of Watson’s theory of human caring on community health nursing is portrayed overcoming these factors and eventually achieve wellness and health for family, community, and all. The Friedman Family Assessment tool contains collection of family data in different areas such as identifying data, developmental stage and history of family, environmental data, family structure, family functions, and family stress and coping (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2012). In summary of the M family, this is a two-parent family in which 60 year-old RM is the father and retired nurse, and his wife MM is 59 years of age and currently still working as a nurse. Both parents were born

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