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Running head: FAMILY HEALTH ASSESSMENT1Family Health AssessmentJennifer GrinderRasmussen CollegeAuthor's NoteThis paper is submitted on June 3, 2019 for Mrs. Fitzgerald’s NU310/NUR3655 Section 01Transcultural Nursing
FAMILY HEALTH ASSESSMENT2Family Structure The family has long been studied for its intrinsic role in affecting and developing the development, health, and well-being of the individuals contained within (Sharma, 2013). For the purpose of this paper I have chosen to write about a three-person family comprised of a widowedfather and his two children. I will analyze the family dynamics and create a nursing care plan to serve as a guide to help the family chart a better path to health and wellness.This family consists of a single widowed father. He is a 45-year-old, second generation Russian-American, with his grandparents immigrating from Moscow. He is Caucasian, tall and lean with light brown hair and hazel eyes. His family is Jewish, but he himself does not attend temple regularly or abide by many of the traditional dietary restrictions required of the devout Jew. He is an involved father, coaching his son’s middle-school soccer team and works as a general contractor. The son is 12 years old, Caucasian, with sandy blonde hair and blue eyes. He is vibrant, smart, athletic, and has a good social circle. The daughter is also Caucasian, 14 years old, with light brown hair and blue eyes. She is quiet, loves to dance and read, and is successful at school.Beyond the nuclear family outlined above, there is no extended family. The mother/wife died when the children were young. She was the victim of a terrible car crash that no one speaks of. All of the grandparents have also deceased from various geriatric conditions. Any extended family that may exist in Moscow is unknown to the father and since he and his wife were both only children, that is the extent of their family.Socio-economicThe father is the sole provider and figure head for this family. He has an established and successful contracting business which supports the family and allows for a comfortable lifestyle.
FAMILY HEALTH ASSESSMENT3Economically, this is the summation of the family as both children obviously do not work or contribute financially to the household. The father has maintained an upper-middle class status for his family through the successful running of his business.The family is plugged into the community through their various extracurricular activities as well as the father’s business clients, many of whom have become friends. They participate in