1, Family nursing science addresses broad ideas to help nurses understand
how families influence and are influenced by illness experiences and the ways members support others, increase healing, and decrease suffering (Wright & Bell, 2009). Family nursing theories can enhance understanding about the family process to promote well-being and health and manage ways illness events affect families. Five family nursing theories or models that guide nursing actions are presented in the following section. Each theory provides a unique framework or way to think about family-focused nursing practice. Family nurses can use theories and models to guide partnerships with families.
Wright, L., & Bell, J. (2009). Beliefs and illness: A model for healing. Calgary, Alberta, Canada: 4th Floor Press.
2, A practical way of assessing a patient's stage of learning readiness is to ask how he or she views the health care problem and what he or she see are actions that could be taken. By understanding more about what motivates people to change behavior and how to apply theories to patient teaching situations, you can be more successful as a patient educator. Please review the following link which discusses assessment of learning readiness.
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