Family genograms are essential to discover family history; it helps doctors and therapists to go deeper into an individual’s background to analyze the individual’s mental, physical and behavioral condition. In this paper, I will introduce my family’s genogram information to analyze three generations with events that impacted each generation. These generations include my grandparents, my parents and my own generation of procreation. I will examine the family structure of each generation, the family relational patterns and the critical family life events that took place. I will discuss the role that culture plays in my family genogram in regards of family development, interaction patterns and communication.
How you ever feel that we, as sons or daughter tend to repeat our parent mistakes? I have always asked myself why and I still have not have the right answer. For example my mother grew up in a very strict environment when she was a child, with my grandmother and my great grandmother coming from a Japanese Culture; my mother grew up to be a very quiet and reserve young adult. She is really kind, strict, helpful and with a very big heart. Although we had our differences when I was growing up, we get along pretty well. One of the things that stand out from her, it is her stubborn personality. Although she is a really good listener, I always feel that it has to be her way. I believe she is more like her way or the
A genogram is a tool utilized in health care to help better understand a person’s family history. Similar to a family tree, a genogram looks at genetic influences, but it is also a “depiction of family structure and dynamics, particularly the in the context of transgenerational patterns” (Chrzastowski, 2011). A genogram typically goes back three generations and can cover topics such as, religion, culture, family relationships, communication styles, health and illness, etc. Genograms help us to understand how a person’s family’s history helps to shape and influence their present situation and any potential future situations. It is a useful tool in providing family-centered care. In psychiatric-mental
As a child of immigrant parents, one person I will undoubtedly look up to is my dad.I admire him more than anything. He’s the one who made all these sacrifices just so his kids wouldn’t have to go through the hardships he did. He grew up in a third world country. Growing up, I rarely saw him because he was so busy working and trying to find superlative possible circumstances so his own children could flourish and aim high. He was going to have the optimal for his kids and nothing less. I never had a good relationship with my mom because of how high her standards were. She was never content with what my dad gave her or what I did for her. She had a tendency to say rude things and seemed unappreciative which is why I leaned towards my dad for
A main key concept of NT is that the problem a client presents with is viewed separate from the client. The problem is not the person; it is something the person has. Therefore, the goal of NT is to change the effects resulting from the problem and not the person themselves. To do this, NT uses the technique of externalizing the problem. To externalize the problem, the problem is first given a name and then it is explored and applied to the clients believes, values, behaviors, and ideals that has formed the clients identity. The negative aspects of these areas get rewritten into the new story. The process of externalizing the problem allows the client to see their problem separate from themselves so they can better
The family chose is Gil, Karen, and their children Kevin, Taylor, and Justin they are a pretty normal down to earth family, with minor issues. The main issue is Gil and his neuroticism; he seems to have obsessive compulsive disorder, because what is happening is that it is affecting their oldest child Kevin the most, the other two are affected but not to the extent that Kevin is being affected. Karen is the more go with the flow parent; she is more laid back and takes one day at a time with her children. She and Gil see their son Kevin is having issues and want to help him but they do not know how to. Gil tries
The intergenerational factors that influence family relationships and behaviors can be mapped out in a genogram. These maps assist counselors in getting to know their patients, the family, and the family dynamics (Galvin, 2010). When gathering the information for my own family, there was not any new or shocking revelations. However, when the data was presented in the genogram, it became a revealing diagram of patterns and non-patterns of substance use and mental illness.
This examination compiled the following information: Grandmother “C” has BRCA1 trait resulting in double mastectomy at age 35, prior to diagnosis Grandmother “C” only medical condition was hypertension,. Mother “M” information was obtained. Mother "M" provided the
The objective of doing the genogram is to get to know the patient by gaining understanding of his/her family background. Assessing the family using systemic approach enables health care providers to learn about the ways in which family members interact, what are the family expectations and norms, how effective is the members communication, who makes decisions and how the family deals with life time stressors (Hockenberry & Wilson, 2007). This paper outlines the assessment and analysis of the three generation of Wits’ and Smiths’ families, its relationship, health pattern, habits, tradition and structure. It also provides a nursing teaching plan. The interview was conduced with Alina Wit, a second generation mother of three.
Data analysis from this one interview revealed the following about Mexican American Families. The decision to immigrate to the U.S. involves several push and pull factors that influence people to make this choice. In the case of Jane Doe she felt that it was necessary because “tienes que salir adelante” (Interview, 2015), which translates to you have to get ahead. She talked about how the U.S. offered great promises of work and a better life for her and her two children. Reoccurring themes through out the interview is the reliance on family and friends, personal space, emotional support, and tradition.
The grandma thinks being a Christian goes along with her being a “good” woman. Her religion is instead more of an accessory to her look and useful when she needs it. “"If you would pray," the old lady said, "Jesus would help you"”(O’Connor, 1953). The grandma suggests to the Misfit many times to pray when she herself can’t. Through all of her hypocriticism, she is still granted grace. “"Why you're one of my babies. You're one of my own children!" She reached out and touched him on the shoulder” (O’Connor, 1953). The grandma’s last gesture is genuine and represents her final moment of grace. She finally puts aside her superficial definitions of “good” and being “a lady” and realizes she is somewhat responsible for this man’s actions and shows true love for him (Shmoop Editorial Team, 2008). Finally in her last movement alive, the grandmother receives her moment of
My daughter, an addict, has battled with her faith for years. She battled her faith along with the drugs. For several years she was in an abusive marriage where her husband would not allow regular church attendance or any other shows of Christian behavior. This oppression trickled down to the children as well. I still tried. I encouraged her whole family, especially her and the children, to join me at church and of course the customary lunch following the services. Regularly I included her in spiritual or inspirational quotes and other reading material. I invited her to our Women’s Bible study each week. Honestly, I physically encouraged every way I could think of. Her oldest child, my granddaughter, attended the school at my church. My granddaughter came to know Christ. My daughter did too a while later but I feared it was only for show. I was encouraged when she sought treatment for her addiction where the 12 step program remains biblically based. I saw a change in her during that time. Several months later she had completed the treatment program and was, or at least I
My full name is Carlos Miguel Ponce and I was raised in a rather large family. I only have one sister but I spend a lot of my free time with the rest of my family. They have taught me many great lessons that will stick with me for the rest of my life. My Grandfather came to this country with nothing leaving both his wife and four kids in Colombia, who would join him once he was settled. It is from him that I get my work ethic from. He worked hard to feed his family, and somehow managed to even help friends who needed a place to stay. Although he may not have know it but he was truly a man for others. He was the closest thing I had to a male role model as my mom left my dad because of his addiction to alcohol. Unfortunately both my father and
The quality that I admire the most about my father is how hard working he is. When my father was in high school he ran track. He worked hard everyday and night. He always fought the temptation of being lazy and giving into peer pressure. His hard work paid off and he made it to states his senior year. He also holds many records at his high school. If you ever walk through the hallway of Fairview High School, where the trophy case is you will see a picture of my father with his track records that still to this day have not been broken. His dedication has worn off on me with softball. Although, I do not possess any records, I still train hard in hopes of making my own records. I hope one day I can be the best, just like he was. My father will continue to make a positive impact on my life. His constant guidance and advice, always being there for me and his great qualities have influenced me and made me the person I am