Essay on Family Health Assessment

1229 Words Oct 12th, 2012 5 Pages
Family Health Assessment
Grand Canyon University
September 29, 2012

Family Health Assessment
Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns is a system that was created by Marjorie Gordon in 1987. This system served as a guide to establishing a broader nursing database. These assessments include things such as evaluations of patterns within a family with corresponding details in an interdependent pattern. Gordon’s 11 functional health patterns consist of values/health perception, nutrition, sleep/rest, elimination, activity/exercise, cognitive, self perception, role relationship, sexuality, and coping. Each method is designed to collect information using a systematic and standardized approach. The collected information helps a nurse determine
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Despite their busy schedules, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph find time to go for walks at least three times a week. The children take part in school activities and sports to remain active at least twice a week. Staying active and healthy is very important to the Joseph family.
The ability to comprehend information and use it properly determines the perception assessment. Both Mr. and Mrs. Joseph have college degrees. Mr. Joseph is currently unemployed, and Mrs. Joseph has a bachelor’s degree in science. She is planning to continue her education in nursing and is determined to earn a master’s degree. They have two children, one in 11th grade and one in 8th grade.
There were no cognitive/sensory issues found in this family, and the children don’t have any learning disabilities. Everyone in the family can speak and understand well. Overall, the Joseph family is well educated and has no perceptual problems.
A person’s view on their body image and self esteem is important in the self perception assessment. Everyone in the Joseph family seems to have no self esteem issues. They claim to accept themselves for who they are and how they were made. Due to their religious beliefs, they believe that they were created to help spread the gospel throughout the world, and share Gods love to everyone. Every weekend, the family gets together to spread tracts to the people of their neighborhood and to people in the community.
The role relationship assessment is defined by an

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