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ForumWeek 5 | Health Education, Promotion, and Current...CurrentAllSave LinkForumMain ForumDiscussion TopicTotal Post: 76Change ViewTopic 4 DQ 2System AdminMax Points: 15.0Which theoretical perspective, that guides the nursing process with assessment of the family, do you find to be the most helpful and effective? Why is this theory more appealing to you than the others?ReplyAscending| DescendingMy Posts| Substantive|Flagged| AllNov 03, 2015 03:14 PM0 LikeOscar Robleto 4 postsRe:Topic 4 DQ 2Marjory Gordon, Ph.D., RN, FNI, FAAN (1931-2015) was a nursing professor and theorist, president of the North American Nursing Diagnosis from 1973 to 1988. Shecreated the nursing assessment theory; Gondon’s Functionality Health Pattern. In 1982, Gordon challenged nurses to adopt a standard nursing framework to guide data collection in the assessment of nursing process (Nettle, C 1993). The goal of this assessment structure was to provide nurses with a common data base regardless of which nursing conceptual framework he/she chooses in practice. She outline 11 health patterns as universal framework to be tested by nurses. Individual,family and community assessment were identified for each health pattern.1.Role relationship patter: Family membership, stage in family life cycle. communication roles in the family, income,2.Cognitive-perception pattern: Members of the family level of education, who makes the decision in the household? Are there any family members with learning or developmental disabilities?3.Self perception/self concept pattern: What is the family’s perception of their ability to keep the family unit. Pride? Home or neighborhood perception?
4.Nutritional-metabolic pattern; Eating pattern? Food preparation? How and who decides in meal choices, purchases? Food storing.5.Elimination pattern: cleanliness, sanitary codes, how is garbage disposed?6.Activity –exercise pattern: Family activity related to spare time. Implementation of family roles7.Sleep-rest pattern: Hours of sleep, patterns, arrangement for each family member.8.Sexual reproduction pattern; Sex education for kids. Family planning. Sexual relationship.9.Value belief patter; Ethic background. Religion preference. Influence on family health behavior.10.Coping stress tolerance pattern; How dose the family handles crisis/illness11.Health Perception-Health management pattern: How is the family’s health history, health practices. Health status of family members. Health insurance. Health care management.Gordon’s theory covers all necessary elements to property assess family’s functionality. Other theories are great but have certain limitations. For example: Family developmental theory locks of family’s diversity and it is middle class homogeneity. The Structural family’s theory has been criticized for focusing more onissues of power between different generations rather than focusing more on issues of power which take pace between relationships in the current generation. The system theory focuses on family as whole rather than evaluating each individual of the family.