The Gordon 's Functional Health Pattern Assessment Essay

979 Words Jul 13th, 2015 4 Pages
Family Health Assessment
The Gordon’s functional health pattern assessment is a helpful and effective tool in nursing process to provide inclusive nursing assessment information of individuals, family and community. It guides nurses to assess every body systems function. The assessment includes evaluation of dysfunctional patterns within families by matching the details of mutually dependent patterns. A comprehensive assessment enhances to promote health and wellbeing within the family. Gordon’s eleven functional health designs include the following, values and beliefs, health perception and health management, nutrition and elimination, activity and exercise, cognition and perception, sleep and rest, self-perception and self-concept, roles and relationships, sexuality and reproduction, coping and stress tolerance, values and belief. It allows the care provider to have in-depth knowledge of the overall health of a particular family and able to assist them in setting goals for better health outcome for the entire family. The purpose of this paper is to assess one family`s overall health condition and lifestyle. The author will address the 11 health patterns outlined by Gordon’s, by interviewing one family at least three open ended family focused questions of each pattern. After the completion of the family assessment two wellness nursing diagnose will be identified.
The family selected for this assessment is a migrant family from East Africa, lived most of their life in…

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