Essay on Health And Well Being Within A Family

1323 Words Nov 15th, 2016 6 Pages
One of the biggest ways that nurses impact family health is by helping families modify lifestyle behaviors to promote health and well-being. The goal is to help families reach their health potential by using assessment, education and interventions to decrease barriers to healthy living (Kemppainen, Tossavainen, & Turunen, 2013). Because patterns of behavior are learned, the effect of behavior modification can develop into patterns of activity that are passed on to the next generation (Rowwe Kaakinen, Padgett Coehlo, Steele, Tabasco, & Harmon Hanson, 2015).. Over the years, theorists have discovered strategies that influence family health promotion. In this paper, I will select a strategy to promote health and well-being within a family. I will also discuss why they need to adopt a health behavior, and how I would go about intervening to help them adopt a health behavior.
Many families with children experience overscheduled lives and external stressors that impact the health of family relationships. This leads to a lack of available time to prepare healthful meals. Meals are often eaten outside of the home, or if they are inside the home, they consist of purchased fast-food or carry out meals. Nutritional foods are sacrificed for the sake of convenience. The effects of meal-sharing have been shown to produce positive outcomes for all members of the family. Studies show that children who frequently share family meals are less likely to smoke, drink or use drugs.…

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