FAMILY HEALTH ASSESSMENT
GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY
FAMILY CENTERED HEALTH PROMOTION
March 13 2016
FAMILY HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Family health evaluation is referring the meaning of health to human being or family and how the family maintained and practice health to keep current health condition and assumption and also the importance to maintain health. Based on the paradigm nurses can be able to identify health problems with these method. Overall family health evaluation is an important method in constricting a health plan for the patient and family. A nurse holds an important function in health improvement. It will help the nurse’s to accomplish the ...view middle of the document...
d.). It is very important to have a good functional structural, communicational and developmental relationship between the family members.
This writer choose a single nuclear family is from ASIA. The couple married for 27 years and have 2 children, 21 year old girl who is in college and the 17 year old son is a senior in high school. The husband has diabetes and the other family members doesn’t have any health problems. This family do have a good insight about health maintenance and prevention of illness. Each family members attend regular health checkups, annual physical and immunizations. The husband keeps compliance with medications and diet to control diabetes. The family doesn’t have any harmful activities such as smoking, alcoholism and the use of illegal drugs. The family believes that health is an optimal state of physical , mental and spiritual wellbeing. Family always found time to attend religious and social activities. Always maintain healthy relationships between the other family members and friends. They go to church every Sunday and pray the family together every night.
Nutritional and metabolic patterns.
This family give preference for healthy eating habits. Every member in this family likes to eat homely food than fast food. And they made a habit of avoiding foods high in carbohydrates, sweetened beverages, and foods contains high sodium. This family includes more fruits and vegetables in their diet. They eat three meals and snacks in between. Parents encouraged the children to drink at least 8 glasses of water daily. They believes eating together will the family bond .It is not always not possible due to the work schedule even though they tried to have dinner together and discuss the family matters.
Activity and exercise
Family members created a habits of daily exercise pattern of walking for 30 minutes. Son practicing football daily after school. Daughter practicing dance. Children also involved in the house hold chores.
Parents and kids have regular bowel elimination habits every morning because of the healthy diet and habits. Including more vegetables, fruits and lot of water promotes good elimination. Same way regular exercise will also help this. Increasing fluids will help to prevent urinary symptoms.
Patterns of sleep and rest
The family gets uninteupted sleep 6-8 hours daily. During the rest hours family liked to watch tv together and helps the kids with homework .Using music and family outing occasionally help them relax too.
Cognitive –perceptual patterns
Each family members have an excellent cognitive emotional method, everybody is able to understand and converse well in family and as well as in society. Every family member have good religious advancement also....