Health Assessment of the famli using Gordon's 11 Functional Health Patterns

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Assessment of the Family using Gordon’s 11 Functional Health Patterns

Grand Canyon University: NRS-429-V
, 2013

Health Assessment of the lamoth’s Family, using the Gordon’s 11 Functional Health Patterns. The Gordon’s 11 Functional Health Patterns Assessment is a very useful tool in assessing and evaluating the family’s established health patterns, allowing the care provider an inside look at the overall health of a particular family and able to assist them in setting goals for better health outcome for the entire family. This paper will discuss the health habits and manner of functioning of the Lamoth’s family, which consist of a mother age 41, father age 37, and 3 teenage sons, ranging in
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As for the members of the Lamoth’s family role, the mother is the sole provider for the family, wears many hats and family cannot stand without her, father also husband, stressed over not providing for his family due to lack of jobs, works part time but only to maintain child support to previous children. The children see themselves as dependents in this family, not responsible for anything.
The Lamoth’s family members are open minded, mother and father discuss with teenage sons all the do’s and don’ts about sex and self-protection and legal issues surrounding inappropriate sexual behaviors. The Lamoth family believes in the use of condoms for safer practices, but encourage abstinence to the teenage boys. As for Coping and Stress Tolerance, this family has dealt with stress based on mother’s ability to handle them, all stressors come to her and most likely will be resolved by her, so every member of the family relies on her coping to assist them in coping. Mother copes best through prayers, believing God has the answer for everything. The Lamoth family is Christian by Faith, Pentecostal, they worship on Sundays, and they pray and fast.
For the Lamoth’s
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