The family is the basic unit of society. It is essential to the well-being of its members and to the stability of society as a whole. A strong family provides its members with love, support, and security.
The father is the head of the household. He is responsible for providing for his family and protecting them from harm. The mother is the heart of the home. She is responsible for caring for her family and creating a warm, loving environment.
Families come in all shapes and sizes. There is no one perfect way to be a family. What matters most is that families are supportive of one another and provide a safe, nurturing environment for their children.
The family just relocated to my area, and we happened to run into each other. I went over to their house and introduced myself, informing them of my intentions. I informed the family that I would conduct a family assessment in order for me to evaluate the family processes and interactions as well as identify both the weak and strong points in the household.
The family was hesitant at first, but after I explained that this would be confidential and that I was a student just trying to help out, they warmed up to the idea and agreed to participate.
The father is the head of the household and is responsible for providing for the family. The mother is stay-at-home mom and takes care of the children. They have four kids, two boys and two girls. The oldest is eight years old and the youngest is four years old. All of the children are in school. The family lives in a three-bedroom house.
The father works long hours, often coming home late at night. The mother tries to keep the house running smoothly in his absence, but with four kids, it is often difficult. The children are well-behaved, but can be rowdy at times.
From my observations, the family seems to be doing well overall. The father is providing for the family and the mother is taking care of the children. However, I did notice some areas of concern.
The first area of concern is the father’s long hours. This can put a lot of stress on the mother and lead to conflict between them. It can also cause the children to feel neglected.
The second area of concern is the mother’s role as both a stay-at-home mom and the primary caregiver for the children. This can be very overwhelming and lead to burnout.
Overall, the family is doing well, but there are some areas of concern that should be addressed. I would recommend that the father try to spend more time with the family and that the mother get some help with childcare.
I explained to the family that their participation in the study was entirely voluntary, that confidentiality would be protected, and that no diagnostic procedures would be performed. Permission was obtained before scheduling the interview and double-checked before beginning. Verbal consent was given, and there was no need to sign any papers.
The family I interviewed consisted of a mother, father and their three children. The mother was 29 years old, the father was 30 years old and the eldest child was 8 years old while the twins were 6 years old. All members of the family lived together in a two-story house located in the suburbs. The mother was employed as a full-time worker while the father worked part-time due to his responsibilities as a stay-at-home dad.
I first asked the family about their backgrounds, how they met each other and how they ended up having three children. According to the mother, she was originally from Korea but moved to the United States when she was 23 years old after getting married to the father who is American. The couple met each other while the mother was attending college in America and they got married after she graduated. They initially planned to have only one child but decided to have twins after learning that the mother was pregnant with twins.
The nurse should ask questions to assess a family. The inquiry of the family’s function goes through a series of questions that will provide the nurse with all of the information necessary to create a comprehensive family health plan. Marjory Gordon developed a set of inquiries regarding 11 functional health patterns. This assessment not only considers the entire family, but also each member thereof (Nursing Planet, 2013).
The first pattern is values and beliefs. This would be an inquiry about the family’s religion or any other spiritual practices they adhere to. It is important to know this information in order to understand how to best approach health care with this family. The second pattern is role relationship patterns. Here, the nurse would inquire about the family’s traditional roles and how well they are adhered to within the family unit. The third pattern is sleeping and resting habits.
This would include questions about each member’s sleep habits as well as any difficulties they may have falling or staying asleep. The fourth pattern is elimination habits. This would cover both solid and liquid waste elimination and any difficulties or concerns the family has in this area.
The fifth pattern is activity/exercise habits. This would inquire about the family’s level of physical activity as well as their general attitude towards exercise. The sixth pattern is cognitive functioning. This area would assess the family’s knowledge and understanding of health and illness as well as their decision-making process. The seventh pattern is self-perception/self-concept.
This would cover how each member of the family sees themselves as well as how they believe others see them. The eighth pattern is role performance. This covers each member’s ability to fulfill their traditional roles within the family unit. The ninth pattern is sexuality/reproductive patterns. This would inquire about the family’s attitudes and beliefs regarding sexuality and reproduction as well as any concerns they may have in these areas.
The family is the basic unit of society. It is the first social institution that children are exposed to and it plays a crucial role in their development. The family is where children learn about love, trust, communication, and other important life skills.
Fathers are the head of the household and play a vital role in the lives of their children. They are responsible for providing financial support, discipline, and guidance. fathers are also role models for their children. They teach them how to be successful in life and instill values such as hard work, responsibility, and respect.
Mothers are the heart of the family. They provide emotional support, care, and nurturing. mothers also play an important role in child development. They teach children about love, empathy, and compassion.