Essay about Boretzky Family Health Assessment

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Running head: BORETZKY FAMILY HEALTH ASSESSMENT

Boretzky Family Health Assessment
Michelle Phoebe Baltazar
Grand Canyon University: NRS-429V
September 8, 2012

Boretzky Family Health Assessment Gordon’s functional health pattern assessment is a tool that nurses can use to analyze a person’s whole being that incorporates every aspect of that person. Through this approach, nurses can ensure that holistic care is provided. The Boretzky family was therefore interviewed to analyze each functional health patterns in order for the nurse to identify two wellness nursing diagnosis that could help the family live an optimal lifestyle.
Functional Health Pattern Findings The Boretzky family is a well-educated family which
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According to the interview, both Staci and Barry know that a good amount of sleep is an essential part of living a healthy life, however, emphasis and energy in attaining this is spent more on maximizing life experiences, which attributes to the loss of good rest. “I can’t really say I do any routines to ensure a restful sleep because I don’t sleep much. This is a big problem I need to fix because I sometimes don’t even get a functional amount of rest for the next day. I do know that I need to change this or else I could face some consequences. However, I always find something that needs to be done prior to sleeping” (B. Boretzky, personal communication, September, 5, 2012). The nurse also found out that Staci and Barry, during stressful situations, tend to deal with their stress either through yelling, keeping to themselves, or removing themselves from the situation, and that pain is essentially ignored. Such finding will queue the nurse in focusing on helping them find ways to increase sleep and maximize rest, provide tools of other coping mechanism that will aid both of them in dealing with stress in a healthier way, and find alternatives in dealing with their pain that is acceptable to them both. Values and beliefs in regards to religion do not necessarily impact their decisions and judgment, if anything

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