Family Health Assessment Part I

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 (Family Assessment Part II).

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: 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. 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.

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. 

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