FAMILY HEALTH ASSESSMENT

Select a family to complete a family health assessment. (The family cannot be your own.)

Before interviewing the family, develop three open-ended, family-focused questions for each of the following health patterns:

Values, Health Perception

Nutrition

Sleep/Rest

Elimination

Activity/Exercise

Cognitive

Sensory-Perception

Self-Perception

Role Relationship

Sexuality

Coping

NOTE: Your list of questions must be submitted with your assignment as an attachment.

After interviewing the family, compile the data and analyze the responses.

In 1,000-1,250 words, summarize the findings for each functional health pattern for the family you have selected.

Identify two or more wellness nursing diagnoses based on your family assessment. Wellness and family nursing diagnoses are different than standard nursing diagnoses. A list of wellness and family nursing diagnoses, from J. R. Weber’s Nurses Handbook of Health Assessment (5th ed.), can be found at the following link

http://web.archive.org

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide,

Interview Questions for family health assessment

Values, health perceptions

  • Describe the values that you honor as a family?
  • Does your family have a history of health complications?
  • What health issues the family members have? Have there been any actions taken? If yes, were they successful or not?

Nutrition

  • Do you eat healthy meals?
  • Do you prefer cooking your own meals or eating outside?
  • Did you face any problems in accessing healthy nutrition?

Sleep/rest

  • How many hours do you usually sleep?
  • What time do you go to bed and wake up?
  • How cozy is your sleeping area?

Activity/exercise

  • How often do you exercise?
  • What kind of exercises do you prefer?
  • Do you exercise at home or you have a membership in fitness club?

Cognitive

  • How will you rate your IQ?
  • Do you take IQ tests?
  • Do you participate in cognitive activities, and how often?

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