Family Assessment

Hi Ultimate Writer,Can you help me with my homework.5 pages, APA, use Rubric 1-6 and Friedman Family Assessment-1-17 short answers, and choose 1 from family structure and  1 from family function. Family theorist is Murary Bowen or one you choose. Thanks.Toni***Paper length four-five pages (***excluding title and reference pages,  and appendices-as needed).Scholarly Family Assessment PaperPossible PointsYour PointsComments1.Briefly introduce family & basic elements of assessment. Include family form & membership—i.e., who is in the family you are discussing, brief background32.One type of Family Structure discussion23.One type of Family Function discussion24.ONE family theory (Include explanation of theory components and application to this family)List theory used here ___________105.  Conclusion26.  Diagrams (3):  Genogram, Ecomap, Attachment Diagram—must be labeled with any necessary key3Text Mechanics7.Citations and References38.Mechanics/Format/Level 1 headings/Overall impression29.Grammar/Form/Spelling/Punctuation/Flow/Readability310.Grading Criteria (minus 5 pts if not included)-Total Points for Family Theory Project—Paper Component30Friedman Family Assessment—Short formIdentifying Data1. Family name2. Address and phone3. Family composition4. Type of family form5. Cultural (ethnic) background6. Religious identification7. Social class status8. Family’s recreational or leisure-time activitiesDevelopmental Stage and History of Family9. Family’s present developmental stage10. Extent of family developmental tasks fulfillment11. Nuclear family history12. History of family of origin of both parentsEnvironmental Data13. Characteristics of home14. Characteristics of neighborhood and larger community15. Family’s geographic mobility16. Family’s associations and transactions with community17. Family’s social support system or networkFamily Structure18. Communication patternsExtent of functional and dysfunctional communication(types of recurring patterns)Extent of emotional (affective) messages and how expressed Characteristics ofcommunication within family subsystems Extent of congruent and incongruent messagesTypes of dysfunctional communication processes seen in family Areas of open andclosed communicationFamilial and contextual variables affecting communication19. Power structure Power outcomesDecision-making processPower basesVariables affecting family powerOverall family system and subsystem power (Family power continuum placement)20. Role structureFormal role structureInformal role structureAnalysis of role models (optional) Variables affecting role structure21. Family valuesCompare the family to American or family’s reference group values and/or identifyimportant family values and their importance (priority) in family.Congruence between the family’s values and the family’s reference group or widercommunityCongruence between the family’s values and family member’s values Variablesinfluencing family valuesValues consciously or unconsciously heldPresence of value conflicts in familyEffect of the above values and value conflicts on health status of familyFamily Functions22. Affective functionFamily’s need–response patternsMutual nurturance, closeness, and identification Separateness and connectedness23. Socialization functionFamily child-rearing practicesAdaptability of child-rearing practices for family form and family’s situationWho is (are) socializing agent(s) for child(ren)?Value of children in familyCultural beliefs that influence family’s child-rearing patternsSocial class influence on child-rearing patternsEstimation about whether family is at risk for child-rearing problems and if so, indicationof high risk factorsAdequacy of home environment for children’s need to play24. Health care functionFamily’s health beliefs, values, and behaviorFamily’s definitions of health–illness and their level of knowledge Family’s perceivedhealth status and illness susceptibilityFamily’s dietary practicesAdequacy of family diet (recommended 3-day food history record) Function of mealtimesand attitudes toward food and mealtimes Shopping (and its planning) practicesPerson(s) responsible for planning, shopping, and preparation of meals Sleep and resthabitsPhysical activity and recreation practices (not covered earlier)Family’s drug habitsFamily’s role in self-care practicesMedically based preventive measures (physicals, eye and hearingtests, and immunizations)Dental health practicesFamily health history (both general and specific diseases— environmentally andgenetically related)Health care services receivedFeelings and perceptions regarding health servicesEmergency health servicesSource of payments for health and other servicesLogistics of receiving careFamily Stress and Coping25. Short- and long-term familial stressors and strengths26. Extent of family’s ability to respond, based on objectiveappraisal of stress-producing situationsCoping strategies utilized (present/past)Differences in family members’ ways of coping Family’s inner coping strategiesFamily’s external coping strategiesDysfunctional adaptive strategies utilized (present/past; extent of usage)Name (last, first)1.     (Father)2.     (Mother)3.     (Oldest child)4. 5. 6. 7. 8.Friedman, M. M., Bowden, V. R., & Jones, E. G. (2003).  Family nursing:  Research,theory and practice (5th ed.).  Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Prentice Hall/Pearson Education.Structure & Function—Family Theory/Friedman (2003):STRUCTURE:  Refers to how family is organized, and how they relate to each other & to the whole.  Four interactive & interrelated dimensions:1.     Role systems2.     Value Systems3.     Communication networks4.     Power StructureFUNCTION:  Refers to how families go about meeting needs of individuals and broader society.  Family functions are what a family does.  Five family function dimensions:1.     Affective2.     Socialization3.     Reproductive4.     Health care5.     EconomicAdditionally….  How a family deals with stress, coping, adaptation, and SPIRITUALITY are all important in our assessments of families.

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