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Family Nursing Care Plan

Family Nursing Care Plan



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Nursing Assessment in Family NursingPracticeNursing Assessment – first major phase of the nursing process.- involves a set of actions by which the nursemeasures the status of the family as aclient, its ability to maintain itself as asystem and functioning unit, its ability tomaintain wellness, prevent, control or resolve problems in order to achieve healthand well-being among its members.Nursing Assessment includes:
Data collection
Data analysis or interpretation
Problem definition or nursing diagnosis end result of two major types of nursingassessment in family health nursingpractice.First Level Assessment
is a process whereby existing and potentialhealth conditions or problems of the familyare determined.
Category of Health conditions/Problems:
Wellness state/s
Health Threats
Health deficits
Stress points or foreseeable crisissituationsSecond Level Assessment- the nature or type of nursing problems thatthe family encounters in performing thehealth tasks with respect to a given healthcondition or problem, and the etiology or barriers to the family’s assumption of thetasks.Steps in Family Nursing Assessment1.Data Collection – gathering of five typesof data which will generate the categoriesof health conditions or problems of thefamily.a.) family structure, characteristics &dynamics – include the composition anddemographic data of the members of thefamily/household, their relationship to thehead and place of residence; the type of,and family interaction/communication anddecision-making patterns and dynamics.
b.) socio-economic & culturalcharacteristics – include occupation, placeof work, and income of each workingmember; educational attainment of eachfamily member; ethnic background andreligious affiliation; significant others andthe other role(s) they play in the family’slife; and, the relationship of the family tothe larger community.c.) home and environment – includeinformation on housing and sanitationfacilities; kind of neighborhood andavailability of social, health,communication and transportationfacilities in the community.d.)health status of each member –includes current and past significantillness; beliefs and practices conducive tohealth and illness; nutritional anddevelopmental status; physicalassessment findings and significantresults of laboratory/diagnostictests/screening procedures.

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