11 Functional Health Patterns Essay

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Patterns of values, beliefs, and health perception The George family considered themselves as a religious christian family, who uses practices such as prayer and meditation to cope with problems. When faced with problems, The Georges use religious principles as a escape route to their problems. Their This family health assessment paper includes a assessment of the George family and their responses to the 11 functional health patterns. The 11 functional health patterns include: values, health, perception, nutrition, sleep/rest, elimination, activity/exercise, cognitive/perception, self-perception, role relationship, sexuality, and coping. Alongside the 11 functional health assessment questions, nutrition and exercise will be …show more content…
Prior to the heart attack, the Georges were lenient about fitness and nutritional values. After Mr. Georges was educated on how to prevent future heart attacks, he set up exercise journals and started incorporating a healthy diet in his life pattern.

Patterns of nutrition, sleep, & rest
The Georges accentuate the point of being well-nourished because of the history of heart problems that runs in the family. Mr. George and Mrs. George cut down drinking coffee because they believed coffee played a large role in heart attacks. The Georges also stopped buying meat ( especially beef) due to the large amount of fatty foods they were consuming as a family. Likewise, The Georges did point out that the children were underweight until they became teenagers and then started becoming overweight. Due to obesity being the primary health defect in their family, the Georges turned their diet to a vegetarian oriented diet. On the Contrary, the George’s sleep an average of 5.5 hours a night, which is considered very less for a fitness oriented family. The Georges made clear that the stressed nature of life is what prevents them from sleeping more than 6 hrs a night. Patterns of Exercising, Cognitive/Perception, and Self-perception The Georges are adamant about getting their daily exercise. The Georges walk 30 minutes a day 7 days a week. Since Mr. George had his heart attack, he takes his exercise schedule seriously. Mr George

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