PNP: Family Theory Assessment.txt

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PNP: Family Theory Assessment.txt
2011-06-07 17:56:06
Family Theory Pediatric Nurse Practitioner school

Family Theory for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner school
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  1. Describe bi-nuclear family form.
    • Post divorcefamily
    • Child is a member of family system composed of two nuclear households
    • Varying degrees of cooperation between households
    • Time spent at each home variable
  2. Describe a non-traditional variant family forum.
    • Open Marriages
    • Communal Families
    • CohabitingCouples
    • Group Marriages
    • Gay and Lesbian Families
    • These forms stress the value of self actualization, independence, gender equality intimacy and variety of interpersonal relationships and openness in communication
  3. Name the methods of assessing the family unit?
    • Genogram
    • Functional Assessment
    • Calgary Family Assessments
  4. Describe a genogram.
    • Perfect tool to map family structure and health care status
    • Identification of family strengths is helpful when planning and contracting specific interventions
  5. Describe a functional assessment.
    • Explores interaction between family members and family functioning
    • Explores reciprocal relationship between the family and illness
    • Ecomap and relationship lines
    • Family connection with larger systems
    • Flow of energy
    • Nature of relationships between family and larger systems
  6. Describe a Theoretical Foundations for Calgary Family Assessment.
    • Family as a whole system is greater than the sum of the parts (members).
    • A circular/system perspective guides the practitioner to understand the reciprocity between family relationships and healthstatus
    • A change in one family member affects all others
    • Family members can communicate verbally and nonverbally simultaneously.
    • Each family member’s perspective is valid and legitimate and should be heard.
    • Families have abilities and strengths to discover solutions.