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Family Health Assessment for the Nursing Process Michelle Garcia Grand Canyon University: NRS-429V Family-Centered Health Promotion Terese Verklan September 28, 2014 Family Health Assessment for the Nursing Process Family health as a whole is an integral part of the development of healthy individuals. In order for the family to produce healthy individuals they need to function well holistically in all aspects of family life including health and wellness. If even one individual in the family is experiencing health issues which are not being addressed it can have a detrimental effect on the whole family. Therefore, it’s imperative that when performing an assessment on a family the nurse has as complete and thorough…show more content…
She states that they don’t formally exercise but have activities that are fun and active. Cognitive Perceptions The mother states that her oldest daughter has ADHD and dyslexia. Because of this she maintains the routine schedule for afterschool homework where she can be available to help and to encourage that they stay on task. She encourages learning by taking the girls to outings to the library and bookstore and has instilled a love for reading since an early age in both girls. She leads this by example being an avid reader herself. The mother feels that education is a team effort between the teachers and parents and is in close contact with her children’s teachers in order to accomplish this. Sensory Perceptions The mother said that they are non-practicing Catholics. The family does not attend church regularly. She teaches her children about God and the saints, right from wrong, celebrates religious holidays such as Easter and Christmas, and attends church on the occasional holiday. They do not follow any special diet restrictions that are preached by the church. Self Perception The mother feels that others see her as a strong independent woman. Even though she is independent she perceives herself as not being as strong as people think. She faces daily challenges and conquers most of her fears but she definitely doesn’t feel as strong as people believe she is. Role and Relationship Perception This family is not a very traditional
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