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Families A central institution in American society Concept, structure and functioning of the family unit changes over time. Families face many challenges Need family durability; resiliency and diversity to overcome challenges
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What is a Family? Set of relationships that the client identifies as family or as a network of individuals who influence each other’s lives whether or not there are actual biological or legal ties.
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3 concepts Family durability Structure and support that extends beyond the walls of the household Family resiliency The ability of the family to cope with the expected and unexpected stressors Family diversity- The uniqueness of each family unit.
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Goal of Family-Centered Nursing Care Provide support and care for the family and its individual members. How can we do this
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Current Trends and New Family Forms What are family forms? Patterns of people considered by family members to be included in the family; all experience many stressors today Changing Economic Status Homelessness Family violence Acute or Chronic Illness
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Theories that Assist Nursing when Caring for Families Family Health System (FHS) Developmental theories
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This note was uploaded on 06/20/2011 for the course NURS 282 taught by Professor Rielly during the Fall '10 term at St. Xavier.

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