Family Centered Care Case Study

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It is the ethical and moral obligation of nurses to involve families in the practice and delivery of health care for the reason that families have a significant effect on each individual member’s health and well-being (Wright and Leahey 2012, p. 1). In the context of health care, family-centered care has been concisely defined by Shields (2010, p. 2629) as a practice of caring for the whole family ensuring that health services and care is planned around the entire family with each member recognised as a care recipient and not just for a single child or person. This belief encompasses not just in the milieu of hospitalised care but throughout the care environment where a family member would require and benefit from family-centered
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Michael’s parents are retired and live locally whom Emma has a good relationship with. Emma is worried of her 4-year-old child Lucy who is a fussy eater, is 105 cm in height and weighs around 15.5 kgs. She has no abnormalities and is energetic, oppositional and hard to control. Emma also has a 14-year-old boy who is about to start year 9. Emma stresses her anxiety about Josh fitting in in his new school, particularly since he misses his close friends and his dad, who is expected to be back in still about three months. This paper will assess the care needs of the family and introduce strategies and interventions that the family needs to cope with their issues and potential problems. Referrals will also be indicated for a multidisciplinary team to help in providing the appropriate care for the …show more content…
This is the age of puberty and hence, so many hormone changes occur. Aside from the physical changes expected to occur during the puberty/adolescent stage, teens at this stage experience a lot of emotional, mental and social changes and challenges. It can be expected that Josh will show more concern about body image and how he will look to other people. The focus becomes that of themselves, issuing problems with self-esteem. They become more moody and exhibit more interest in and influence by friends, expressing lesser attention towards parents which may sometimes show them as rude or short-tempered. The challenges of school and social interactions gives them stress which may induce eating problems, sadness or depression and lead to potential problems such as poor grades in school, alcohol or drug abuse, unsafe sex and other such problems. Teens at this stage become more independent, making their own choices regarding friends, school and sports, and developing their own personalities and interests. They gain more skills for complex thought and are able to express themselves better through communication with a stronger moral sense (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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