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Family Structure

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Traditional Family

  • It is composed of a father, a mother and their children. These people, married and living together in one house make up the nuclear family. Relatives, such as aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents, who may or may not live with the nuclear family, are part of the extended family. This family group usually live in close geographic proximity to members of the extended family, who provided a sense of stability and belonging.

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Family Nursing Care Plan (FNCP)

Definition
Is the blueprint of the care that the nurse designs to systematically minimize or eliminate the identified health and family nursing problems through explicitly formulated outcomes of care (goals and objectives) and deliberately chosen set of interventions, resources and evaluation criteari, standards, methods and tools.

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Family Health Nursing

Definition of Family

Family

  • Basic unit in society, and is shaped by all forces surround it.
    • Values, beliefs, and customs of society influence the role and function of the family (invades every aspect of the life of the family)
  • Is a unit of interacting persons bound by ties of blood, marriage or adoption.
    • Constitute a single household, interacts with each other in their respective familial roles and create and maintain a common culture.
  • An open and developing system of interacting personalities with structure and process enacted in relationships among the individual members regulated by resources and stressors and existing within the larger community (Smith & Maurer, 1995)
  • Two or more people who live in the same household (usually), share a common emotional bond, and perform certain interrelated social tasks (Spradly & Allender, 1996)
  • An organization or social institution with continuity (past, present, and future). In which there are certain behaviors in common that affect each other.

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Family Care Plan

Definition

  • It is the blue print of the care that the nurse designs to systematically minimize or eliminate the identified health and nursing problem through explicitly formulated outcomes of care (goals and objectives) and deliberately chosen set of interventions, resources and evaluation criteria, standards, methods and tools.

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A Typology of Nursing Problems in Family Nursing Practice

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First Level Assessment

I. Presence of Wellness Condition-stated as potential or Readiness-a clinical or nursing judgment about a client in transition from a specific level of wellness or capability to a higher level. Wellness potential is a nursing judgment on wellness state or condition based on client’s performance, current competencies, or performance, clinical data or explicit expression of desire to achieve a higher level of state or function in a specific area on health promotion and maintenance. Examples of this are the following

A. Potential for Enhanced Capability for:

  1. Healthy lifestyle-e.g. nutrition/diet, exercise/activity
  2. Healthy maintenance/health management
  3. Parenting
  4. Breastfeeding
  5. Spiritual well-being-process of client’s developing/unfolding of mystery through harmonious interconnectedness that comes from inner strength/sacred source/God (NANDA 2001)
  6. Others. Specify.

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Family Nursing

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