Sec450 - This paper will discuss the importance of family health nursing, an essential tool for today’s nurses in the clinical setting. It will also discuss the importance of the family system in promoting health for family members. It also discusses how the concept of "family" is used in behavioral health and discusses if this is the most advantageous for the providing care to patients and families. Dorthea Orem’s self care theory and Sister Callista Roy’s Adaptation Model will be reviewed to determine which theory would be the most beneficial to provide family health nursing in a behavioral health setting.
Promoting Health in Families
Sec 450 - The family is the foundation for stability and happiness while teaching each member how to interact within the family and to the external environment (Friedman, Bowden, and Jones, 2003). Family culture is responsible for how patients respond to their family and healthcare providers.
Nur542 - Family culture drives the family dynamics and evolves through the lifespan. Understanding every culture is not feasible when providing care for families with diverse backgrounds but the nurse must be cognizant of the needs to adapt freely and competently. Patients and families have a need to feel healthcare providers are respectful of their cultural beliefs. Once the patient and family feel the nurse is not imposing his or her beliefs a trusting relationship can begin and the nurse can then monitor how the family is progressing.
Nur 542 -Most people feel the family is responsible for providing the necessary care and have influence over the events of individual family members. This belief is the framework for including the family in making decisions in healthcare.