Friedman Family Assessment Model Essay
February 14, 2011
Deborah Schultz R.N., M.N.
Friedman Family Assessment
The Friedman Family Assessment Model draws heavy on the structure-function framework and on developmental as system theory. The model takes a broad approach to family assessment, which views families as a subsystem of society. The family is viewed as an open social system ((Stanhope & Lancaster, 2008).
In this paper the subject to identify is a family assessment using the Friedman Family Assessment Model, including three nursing diagnosis.
Friedman Family Assessment Model
Identifying Data The Lazar family resides in Whittier California. This is a two parent family in which 42-year-old Steve (S) is the …show more content…
Family Stress and Coping Currently the largest family stressor is S substance abuse. M is fearful S may lose his job one-day or become ill due to his addiction. J pregnancy has also put a strain on the family because they will need to support one more family member in a couple months because J does not have a job. M attends church to cope with her stressors and receive strategies to help cope from her pastor. S continues to seek alcohol consumption to mask his stress, and L verbalizes she tries to stay away as much as possible and