Perspective Essay

282 words - 2 pages

From the theoretical point of view, I believe nurse’s assessment of family is very important.  In order to understand the health-related conditions of a person, one must first acquire detailed information of the family. We must look at families not only as a group but also the way members interact with one another (Ward& Hisley, 2009). Nurses develop broad understanding of the surroundings and family structures with visitation and their ...view middle of the document...

, 2010; Lundy& Janes, 2010; Ward& Hisley, 2009).This is the family theory assessment that I believe is the most significant among other theories.
     A family is considered a system made of individual entities.  An associated problem with one means problem for all. Families are bonded in many ways such as religion, culture, education and modes of education and development. In this regard, perception and knowledge of each individual that makes a part of the family is very important in our assessment goals.  
     However, it must be borne in mind that family assessment can also be influenced by genetic/familial factors. We can understand these underlying problems if any by engaging in discussions , listening and pay attention to certain patterns that may be observed in the family(Kaakinen et al., 2010; Lundy& Janes, 2010; Ward& Hisley, 2009).
     In conclusion, knowledge of the composition and familial pattern of a family is vital to a successful nursing assessment.
Reference:
Edelman, C., Kudzma, E.,& Mandle, C. L. (2013). Health Education. Health promotion throughout the life span (Eighth ed., ). St. Louis, : Mosby.
(Kaakinen et al., 2010; Lundy& Janes, 2010; Ward& Hisley, 2009).

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