What Is Kaakinen 's Definition Of Family Health Care Nursing?

978 Words Jan 29th, 2016 4 Pages
What is Kaakinen’s definition of “family health care nursing?”
What is your own vision of family nursing?
What from your readings “resonates” with your own personal thoughts on family nursing?

Kaakinen, et al (2015) identified family health care nursing as providing healthcare needs to families that are within the nurses scope of practice and is intended to address all four approaches of viewing a family to treat the family as a whole (p.8).
My personal view of what family nursing is, and what the expected outcome should be, coincide with treating the family as a whole. I mean this is the ultimate form of patient centered care. It incorporates all aspects of a person’s culture, views, support systems, and identifies potential barriers in treating the family as a whole. When a nurse provides adequate family nursing she is able to tailor interventions, collaborate with other resources, and identify potential family sources, which may help aid in the healing and wellness of the family as a whole. I think that what resonates with me the most was that the concern in family nursing does not just center around the acute episodes or needs of a family, but rather the “experience of the family over time” and that the focus was not just in the history, but looked also to what was to occur in the future (Kaakinen, et al., 2015, p. 9). The reason I think this stands out to me the most is because my experience thus far in nursing care has been centered on acute care and teachings.…

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