Understanding family structure and style
is essential to patient and family care. Conducting a family interview and needs assessment gathers information to identify strengths, as well as potential barriers to health. This information ultimately helps develop family-center strategies for support and guidance. This family health assessment is a two-part assignment. The information you gather in this initial assignment will be utilize for the second assignment in Topic 3. Develop an interview questionnaire to be use in a family-focus functional assessment. The questionnaire must include three open-end, family-focus questions to assess functional health patterns for each of the following: Values/Health Perception Nutrition Sleep/Rest Elimination Activity/Exercise Cognitive Sensory-Perception Self-Perception Role Relationship Sexuality Coping Select a family, other than your own, and seek permission from the family to conduct an interview.
to conduct a family-focused functional assessment. Document the responses as you conduct the interview. Upon completion of the interview, write a 750-1,000-word paper. Analyze your assessment findings. Submit your questionnaire as an appendix with your assignment. Include the following in your paper: -Describe the family structure. Include individuals and any relevant attributes defining the family composition, race/ethnicity, social class, spirituality, and environment. -Summarize the overall health behaviors of the family. Describe the current health of the family. -Based on your findings, describe at least two of the functional health pattern strengths note in the findings.
-Describe how family systems theory can be apply to solicit changes in family members that, in turn, initiate positive changes to the overall family functions over time. Cite at least three peer-reviewed or scholarly sources to complete this assignment. Sources should be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.