Schedule an interview with a (1) family based on personal/professional acquaintance, to complete a comprehensive, written assessment/analysis using the criteria listed below (based on class notes and readings).
DO NOT use your family of orientation (family of origin) or your nuclear (conjugal) family. (For definitions, see the Glossary of Terms in Friedman et al, Family Nursing textbook.
- Examine the impact of functional patterns and role structure on the family.
- Examine family relationships and communication patterns.
- Identify influences on family health promotion.
Introduction. A family crisis refers to a circumstance that shows a family’s turning point because of the sudden unusualness of things that is triggered by certain family changes (Friedman, Bowden, & Jones, 2003). If it is tackled early, it can help the family to determine solutions to their problems effectively. New approaches problem-solving required if the family crisis lingers and becomes too intense such that all coping mechanisms are effective. Constructive resolutions for family crises strengthen families as they become well-prepared for subsequent life challenges. However, families with lack of or limited resources and support experience worsened situations that hinder full recovery because the members tend to go through a downward spiral. Families in crisis are overwhelmed and vulnerable. A family is likely to experience a crisis when there is a situation that triggers stress, and basic family responsibilities are not met easily because of lack of support and the difficulty that the members encounter in coping (Friedman, Bowden, & Jones, 2003). My analysis explores the phases and effects of a family crisis. Therefore, in this analysis, I will………..
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