COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING

FAMILY HEALTH ASSESSMENT

After you have read chapter 20 of the class textbook and review the PowerPoint presentation, choose a family in your community and conduct a family health assessment addressing the questions below. 

1. Family composition. 

Type of family, age, gender and racial/ethnic composition of the family.

2. Roles of each family member. Who is the leader in the family? Who is the primary provider? Is there any other provider?

3. Do family members have any existing physical or psychological conditions that are affecting family function?

4. Home (physical condition) and external environment; living situation (this must include financial information). How the family support itself. 

For example, working parents, children or any other member

5. How adequately have individual family members accomplished age-appropriate developmental tasks?

6. Do individual family member’s developmental states create stress in the family?

7. What developmental stage is the family in? How well has the family achieve the task of this and previous developmental stages? 

8. Any family history of genetic predisposition to disease?

9. Immunization status of the family?

10. Any child or adolescent experiencing problems

11. Hospital admission of any family member and how it is handled by the other members?

12. What are the typical modes of family communication? It is affective? Why?

13. How are decisions make in the family?

14. Is there evidence of violence within the family? What forms of discipline are use?

15. How well the family deals with crisis?

16. What cultural and religious factors influence the family health and social status?

17. What are the family goals?

18. Identify any external or internal sources of support that are available?

19. Is there evidence of role conflict? Role overload?

20. Does the family have an emergency plan to deal with family crisis, disasters?

Identify 3 nursing diagnosis and develop a short plan of care using the nursing process.

Please present your assessment in an APA required font, word document attached to the forum in the discussion tab of the blackboard and in the SafeAssign exercise title “family assessment”.  4 evidence-based practice references besides the class textbook are require and must be quoted in the assignment. A minimum of 1000 words are required, excluding the first and reference page (Websites can be used but will not count toward grading). 2 replies to any of your peer’s assessment/posting are required sustained with the proper reference. You must identify two family problems and present a nursing care plan using the nursing process addressing the problems.

The assignment must be posted in the discussion tab of the blackboard for your peers to review and reply and in the SafeAssign Exercise in the assignment tab of the blackboard to verify originality. Assignments must be posted in both forums if not the assignment will grade it as 0.

Due date: Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 11:59 PM to be posted in both forum and for replies on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 11:59 for replies only. I will not accept assignments posted in the reply’s forum.

If you have any questions, please contact me via e-mail as soon as possible.

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DQ Rubric 2019

· Description

· Rubric Detail

 

Levels of Achievement

Criteria

Proficient

Competent

Novice

Introduction and quality of discussion’s Argument

Weight 60.00%

100.00 %

It is consistent with application in research related to its context. Clarity of ideas. Comprehensive, in-depth and wide ranging.

70.00 %

The topic has a partially weak association to clarity of ideas and related topic. Relevant but not comprehensive.

15.00 %

Unable to address any part of the question and/or topic. Little relevance/some accuracy.

Objectivity of Tone, overall quality & Review of Literature in APA 6th format within past 7 years

Weight 10.00%

100.00 %

Tone is consistent, addressed professionally and objectively. Evidence in literature supports arguments.

70.00 %

The tone is not consistently objective. Some observations, some supportive evidence used.

15.00 %

No objectivity in tone. No evidence of literature review provided. Lacks evidence of critical analysis, poor to no use of supportive evidence.

Grammar / Writing Skills

Weight 7.50%

100.00 %

Excellent mechanics, sentence structure and organization with no grammatical mistakes.

70.00 %

Some grammatical lapses , uses emotional responses in lieu of relevant points.

0.00 %

Poor grammar, weak communication, lack of clarity.

Peer Reply #1

Weight 7.50%

100.00 %

Demonstrates an exceptional ability to analyze and synthesize student work, asks meaningful extending questions.

70.00 %

Some ability to meaningfully comment on other students work and ask meaningful questions.

0.00 %

No peer response

Peer Reply #2

Weight 7.50%

100.00 %

Demonstrates an exceptional ability to analyze and synthesize student work, asks meaningful extending questions.

70.00 %

Some ability to meaningfully comment on other students work and ask meaningful questions.

0.00 %

No Peer response

Overall APA Use

Weight 7.50%

100.00 %

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FLORIDA NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

NURSING DEPARTMENT

RN TO BSN PROGRAM

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING

FAMILY HEALTH ASSESSMENT

After you have read chapter 20 of the class textbook and review the PowerPoint presentation, choose a family in your community and conduct a family health assessment addressing the questions below.

1. Family composition.

Type of family, age, gender and racial/ethnic composition of the family.

2. Roles of each family member. Who is the leader in the family? Who is the primary provider? Is there any other provider?

3. Do family members have any existing physical or psychological conditions that are affecting family function?

4. Home (physical condition) and external environment; living situation (this must include financial information). How the family support itself.

For example, working parents, children or any other member

5. How adequately have individual family members accomplished age-appropriate developmental tasks?

6. Do individual family member’s developmental states create stress in the family?

7. What developmental stage is the family in? How well has the family achieve the task of this and previous developmental stages?

8. Any family history of genetic predisposition to disease?

9. Immunization status of the family?

10. Any child or adolescent experiencing problems

11. Hospital admission of any family member and how it is handled by the other members?

12. What are the typical modes of family communication? It is affective? Why?

13. How are decisions make in the family?

14. Is there evidence of violence within the family? What forms of discipline are use?

15. How well the family deals with crisis?

16. What cultural and religious factors influence the family health and social status?

17. What are the family goals?

18. Identify any external or internal sources of support that are available?

19. Is there evidence of role conflict? Role overload?

20. Does the family have an emergency plan to deal with family crisis, disasters?


Identify 3 nursing diagnosis and develop a short plan of care using the nursing process.

Please present your assessment in an APA required font, word document attached to the forum in the discussion tab of the blackboard and in the SafeAssign exercise title “family assessment”. 4 evidence-based practice references besides the class textbook are require and must be quoted in the assignment. A minimum of 1000 words are required, excluding the first and reference page (Websites can be used but will not count toward grading). 2 replies to any of your peer’s assessment/posting are required sustained with the proper reference. You must identify two family problems and present

Chapter 20

Family Health

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Working with Families

Working with families has never been more complex or rewarding than now.

Nurses understand the actual and potential impact that families have in changing the health status of individual family members, communities, and society as a whole.

Families have challenging health care needs that are not usually addressed by the health care system.

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How Do You Define a Family?

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Definitions of a Family

Historical definitions:

The environment affecting individual clients

Small to large groups of interacting people

A single unit of care with definable boundaries

A unit of care within a specific environment of a community or society

Current theorists:

Two or more individuals who depend on one another for emotional, physical, and economic support. Members of family are self-defined.

– Hanson & Kaakimen (2005)

The family is who they say they are.

– Wright & Leahey (2000)

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Inclusive Definitions of Family

“Family” means any person(s) playing a significant role in an individual’s life. This may include person(s) not legally related to the individual. Members of “family” include spouses, domestic partners, and both different-sex and same-sex significant others. “Family” includes a minor patient’s parents, regardless of gender of either parent … without limitation as encompassing legal parents, foster parents, same-sex parent, step-parents, those serving in loco parentis, and others operating in caretaker roles.

– Human Rights Campaign ( 2009)

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The Changing Family

Purposes of the family

To meet the needs of society

To meet the needs of individual family members

Examples of different family types

Traditional, nuclear family

Multigenerational family household

Cohabitating families

Single-parent families

Grandparent-headed families

Gay or lesbian families

Unmarried teen mothers

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