Family Nursing and Family Health Promotion



Family Nursing and Family Health Promotion


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Family Nursing and Family Health Promotion

Understanding the patient is the initial phase in the Family Nursing and Family Health Promotion, and then comes a collection of adequate information about the patient's health and family background.  Nurses are leading expert caregivers and agents of health programs, and they assume a significant part in caring patients based on moralistic matters. They need the information to perform a function to deal with conditions and to give care and real care in the present innovating world.  Nurses are answerable for clinical exercises, and their primary focus is to deal with patients who need critical and tended care. They set the qualities and act in like manner. It makes nurses see the specific meaning of care effectively in facilities from various societies. This paper centres around family nursing appraisal based on patient' infection and family ancestry.


This paper aims to investigate the values and beliefs identified with family nursing and family health promotion and to consider the expert judgment in nursing practice. By inspecting one's values and beliefs through total reflection, the assumption in a way can be challenged to encourage a fundamental move-in approach, which is essential for radical training.

The three patients I would choose, as outlined below.

  • ''Alex Abraham is a 42-year-old man who was recently diagnosed with Type II Diabetes at a family care clinic. He works out of town doing 12 hours of shift work and is away from home for two weeks at a time. He is married and has two young children at home. He is having difficulty accepting his new diagnosis.''
  • '' Hailey Berry is a 66-year-old woman just diagnosed with cervical cancer. She and her partner of 30 years, Julie, have met with the oncologist and are nowhere to review the pre-operative
  • '' Joy Carr is a 50-year-old man going through cardiac rehabilitation post-myocardial infarction. He usually comes alone to the sessions, other than being accompanied by his wife on occasion.'

What guided me in this decision-making process

            The reasons why I pick Mr Alex are due to the information and experience I have acquired from working with a diabetic patient. With the help of Mr Alex and his family, I can assist them in managing the existing situation and deal with the sickness cycle in an ideal manner. Efficient diabetes self-service can forestall long-term health problems but is regularly unpredictable and hard to accomplish (Upvall, 2018). Nurses 'support for patients' independence in dealing with their diabetes adds to better diabetes self-care and glycemic control.

            I believe that Alex may be stressed up due to extended hours of work and a new diagnosis. He may be in a phase of disavowal as he is young to acknowledge it and might need information about the infection. His way of Life and dietary pattern might be undesirable since he is working long hours hence getting tired. He may likewise lack time to prepare food. His family is supportive and health anxious as they have a regular family health check-up.

            I would attempt to collect all the required data from Mr Alex and his family by keeping up a healthy relationship through some home visits and meetings. I will likewise get information and the extent of comprehension about the sickness from Alex and his family. I attempt to develop a genogram and ecomap to discover the risk factors and support available. After collecting all the data, I will teach Alex about the significance of self-care and to the family I will inform them about the help they can give to Alex to deal with the sickness (Singleterry, 2020). I will likewise urge Alex to stick to the medicine routine and way of life changes to improve their living standards.  

            Hailey Berry needs my help a lot since she is old and possibly depressed since she is living alone. There is a need for social intervention to relieve stress. The cause of anxiety among older people is not surprising. More senior people experience physicals illness and declined mobility rate. Their autonomy is frequently reduced to some extent hence the reason for my involvement.  

Joy Carr is depressed at the elderly stage of her life. The reason I choose her is that primary nursing care is a focal point for early detection as well as control of depressed young children. The nurse may be the initial point of contact when a parent or a social care expert is concerned about the children's mental health at an early age. Healthcare experts might struggle to detect depression. As a result, probable signs must be examined, not turned down.

Some assumptions I had about the patients and families based on the descriptions alone

Alex Abraham

My assumption about this patient is that he is living alone, far away from his family for about fourteen days. He is likely not keen on his eating routine appropriately, and he has a tough time abiding by his diagnosis because of his family and kids.

Hailey Berry

From this present patient's profile information, I have assumed that have strength and motivation to fight with her disease. She seems to be optimistic as she met oncologist and talked about her wellbeing. She is not seeing her sickness as the end of life.

Joy Car

After evaluating his profile, I have strong reasons to believe that Joy Car does not want to tell her wife about his sickness since he doesn’t come with his wife for check-up sessions.

 How I would proceed with the family nursing assessment and family health promotion with my selected patients

Based on suppositions I have presumed that irrespective of health and family gives each patient is experiencing, they have the strength to battle with their sickness either alone or with the help of their family members which helped me in my decision making. I have seen these sicknesses in my family, so to some degree, I have the information to manage patients experiencing those infections (Hanna, 2018).  As a nurse, one needs to discover what emergency support they may require before continuing to any further activities. Considering their present situation, an insightful procedure can be utilized in which a nurse goes about as a reflector to the patients which encourages them to perceive their apprehensions and emotions concerning their current health situation and forthcoming changes in the lifestyle.

The three patients I would not choose if the decision was an option

  • "Dixie Cup is a 13-year-old girl who was admitted to the short-stay psychiatric unit last week for depression. Her mother and father have visited her daily. Dixie usually appears more upset after the visits."
  • “Ernie Erbach is a 29-year-old man who suffers from various issues related to polysubstance abuse. He has a meeting with his social worker today and has requested to see a nurse at the drop-in clinic for general health-related concerns.''
  • '' Charlie Heron is a five-year-old boy admitted to the children’s hospital for acute respiratory distress. His grandparents accompanied him to emergency because his parents were away on vacation. .''

What influenced me in this decision-making process?

Nursing hypotheses that helped me out in evaluating the patient's clinical situations are nursing process theory and Lydia Halls care-cure core hypothesis. Significant purposes of both of these speculations are as follows:

Nursing process theory encourages the nurse to survey patient's immediate necessities to help and satisfy them. Unfortunately, the patient won't in every case express their pain in a way that concludes what sort of help is required. In this manner, it is the nurse's responsibility to utilize knowledge, observation, and instinct to sort out what the patient's actual requirements are.

According to Lydia Hall's hypothesis, nurses are focused on playing the honourable undertaking of nurturing patients. This circle exclusively represents the role of nurses and is centred on performing the duties of nurturing patients.  Nurturing includes utilizing the variables that make up the idea of mothering (care and solace of the individual) and provide for teaching-learning activities.

Pertinent and huge information is significant to comprehend the patient's prompt requirements. I found the current health state and family frisson of these patients somewhat confusing and hard to distinguish which drives me to this decision, however in some cases; patients are not expressive about what help they precisely need. Hence, it is a nurse task to utilize information and observation to figure out the patient's actual requirements. 

The role of oncology nurse is to advocate for the patient and their family members and in treating the patients. Nurse focuses less on the disease and focuses more on how the patient is responding to the illness and its treatments. (Hanna, 2018).



Some assumptions I had about these patients and families based only on the descriptions

            Dixie Cup seems to be a very quick-tempered little girl who most likely has a complicated relationship with her parents since it is evident that their visits make her much more agitated.

            Ernie Erbach is in a condition of self-acknowledgement and experienced different medical issues, so she needs a nurse for the cure.

            From Charlie Heron profile, I do believe that the kid is going through breathing issues, and his parents should be called as quickly as time permits. As he is in crisis, he needs fast treatment to stabilize him and manage the pain.

How I would proceed with the family nursing assessment and family health promotion for this group of patients

Family Health Nursing Process is a systematic way of helping family and relatives to create and reinforce its ability to meet its health needs and taking care of the medical condition. Family health nursing process is firmly identified with social health nursing process (Xu, 2017). The fundamental goal or objectives of family health nursing process are health promotion, counteraction from infection and control of the medical issue. There are various periods of family health nursing process.

Health Assessment: - Assessment of soundness of family and relative is the initial phase in family health nursing measure. An assortment of information is a benchmark method to discover health status, clinical history, Socio-financial status, and climate factor Nursing Diagnosis: Health appraisal depicts family profile in which it clarifies all the requirements and the medical condition in family members. So nursing determination ought to be made by the need of a family, and intervention must be founded on occasionally. Planning phase in family health nursing process is concerned about the definition of family health nursing care plan. 

Implementation (Action Phase):- This stage concerns the direct connection of social health nurse to family and relatives. Various methodologies which are planned can be applied for mediation activities. There are a few hindrances in execution, for example, lack of a good plan, absence of resources, poor IPR, Poor Participation and Existence of constant multi-issue in the family. Assessment is the last stage in family health nursing process. It helps to check out the viability of care which is given to the family. Assessment assists in providing benefits and negative marks of the nursing process.

Family nursing theory/theories that guided me in my family nursing assessment and family health promotion for both groups of patients

Although theories of the family and hypotheses of family treatment have various inceptions and purposes, both give the premise to a family engaged nursing approach. A family hypothesis is a training hypothesis with attention to health while family treatment is a training hypothesis with an emphasis on pathology. In this manner, the commitments of each are extraordinary. For nurses to adjust and apply the standards of the two speculations accurately, they initially should comprehend whether utilization of a fundamental hypothesis with attention on health or a training hypothesis with an emphasis on pathology fits in the specific nursing situation. For instance, if a spouse is hospitalized, recouping from localized myocardial necrosis, a family engaged nursing approach is compulsory in giving excellent nursing care (Jones, 2015).  

Evaluation of the family situation will give pieces of information to the applicable or dysfunctional state of the family and the propriety of using family hypothesis or family treatment standards. Suppose the present status of family connections is ideal. In that case, the use of family hypothesis standards than can be applied to direct health enhancement on a family level and will be deemed suitable. Authoritative and dynamic parts of the family that promotes the spouse's recuperation can be highlighted, upheld, and accentuated in nursing care (Salazar, 2018). Nonetheless, if the present status of family connections is obsessive, then the utilization of family treatment standards will be relevant. Here the objective of the nursing care is a reclamation of practical authoritative examples and interactive cycles between relatives.


It is significant for all nurses to complying with the values in the Code consistently for people receiving irrespective of traits, for example, age, race, gender personality, sex articulation, handicap, and others to maintain the dignity for all.  Nurses ought to consistently remember the culture and values of the patient they work with. Culture is the scholarly qualities, beliefs, standards and lifestyle that impact a person's reasoning, decisions and activities in specific ways. Qualities are the lucid conception of the desirable; a norm or quality that is regarded, desired, and deem significant. Qualities are communicated by practices or principles that an individual underwrites or attempts to keep up. The nursing assessment focuses mainly on patient issues. Patients cannot appropriately communicate about their trouble without setting a firm patient-nurse bond. Nurse’s job is to establish and reduce the patient's problems rising and examining the approach. Grouping of patient issues is a health necessity.




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