Friedman Family Assessment Essay examples

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Friedman Family Assessment
May 2010
University of Phoenix
NUR/405
Amy Weaver

A nursing assessment of a family is the basis of nursing interventions. Stanhope and Lancaster (2008) state, “By using a systematic process, family problem areas are identified and family strengths are emphasized as the building blocks for interventions and to facilitate family resiliency (p. 567). The following paragraphs will describe a typical family. The family consists of a mother, a father, a 10 year old daughter, and a six year old son. The family chosen was interviewed individually and as a family. This family consists of SM, CM, daughter EM, and son DM. The family lives in a three bedroom brick house, with three entrances, nine steps to enter
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The dining room has a table that seats six, and a tall cabinet containing dried and canned foods. The kitchen has a refrigerator, a dishwasher, microwave, and lots of counter, and cabinet space. Out of the kitchen is the main hallway which is tiled. Leading up the stairs to a full size bathroom and two bedrooms on the right on the left is the master bedroom and bath. The hallway bathroom is decorated in soft beige and red colors with simple wall hangings. The bedroom on the left is the bedroom of CED, the 5 year old daughter, and the bedroom on the right is the bedroom of LRD, the 3 year old son. Back down the stairs is the lower level. When you first go downstairs you see and big open family room that has a couch and two lazy boy recliners. The downstairs is all carpeted. To the immediate right is a second full bathroom and next to that is the master bedroom. Opposite the master bedroom is the fourth bedroom which was converted to a toy room for the children. The downstairs is where the family spends most of their time. There is a big screen television and there is a game station connected to the television. BAD has taken the time to child proof their home using child safety locks on all cabinets, and electrical outlet covers. The children have a lot of toys, and it seems they do not have a lot of storage, yet their home is kept very tidy. The family does not interact much with their neighbors or community. BAD’s family lives in another state, and MLD’s family lives

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