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-centered strategies for support and guidance.
This family health assessment is a two-part assignment. The information you gather in this initial assignment will be utilized for the second assignment in Topic 3. remember to attach your questionnaire as an attachment with your family assessment paper due Sunday.
Develop an interview questionnaire to be used in a family-focused functional assessment. The questionnaire must include three open-ended, family-focused questions to assess functional health patterns for each of the following:
Select a family, other than your own, and seek permission from the family to conduct an interview. Utilize the interview questions complied in your interview questionnaire 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 noted in the findings. Discuss three areas in which health problems or barriers to health were identified.
Describe how family systems theory can be applied 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.
Lastly, remember to attach your questionnaire as an attachment with your family assessment paper due Sunday.
Here is a list with a bit of explanation of Gordon’s FHP’s to help you on your family assessment interview:
List of Functional Health Patterns
Health Perception â€“ Health Management Pattern
describes clientâ€™s perceived pattern of health and well being and how health is managed.
Nutritional â€“ Metabolic Pattern
describes pattern of food and fluid consumption relative to metabolic need and pattern indicators of local nutrient supply.
describes pattern of excretory function (bowel, bladder, and s
Activity â€“ Exercise Pattern
describes pattern of exercise, activity, leisure, and recreation.
Cognitive â€“ Perceptual Pattern
describes sensory, perceptual, and cognitive pattern
Sleep â€“ Rest Pattern
describes patterns of sleep, rest, and relaxation.
Self-perception â€“ Self-concept Pattern
-describes self-concept and perceptions of self (body comfort, image, feeling state)
Role â€“ Relationship Pattern
describes pattern of role engagements and relationships.
Sexuality â€“ Reproductive Pattern
describes clientâ€™s pattern of satisfaction and dissatisfaction with sexuality pattern, describes reproductive patterns.
Coping â€“ Stress Tolerance Pattern
describes general coping patterns and effectiveness of the pattern in terms of stress tolerance.
Value â€“ Belief Pattern
– describes pattern of values and beliefs, including spiritual and /or goals that guide choices or decisions. Edelman, et al. (2013) Health Promotion Through the Ages.