Florida National University Family Health Assessment

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Choose a family in your community and conduct a family health assessment using the following questions below.

1. Family composition.

Type of family, age, gender and racial/ethnic composition of the family.

2.Roles of each family member.Who is the leader in the family?Who is the primary provider?Is there any other provider?

3.Do family members have any existing physical or psychological conditions that are affecting family function?

4.Home (physical condition) and external environment; living situation (this must include financial information).How the family support itself.

For example; working parents, children or any other member

5.How adequately have individual family members accomplished age-appropriate developmental tasks?

6.Do individual family member’s developmental states create stress in the family?

7.What developmental stage is the family in?How well has the family achieve the task of this and previous developmental stages?

8.Any family history of genetic predisposition to disease?

9.Immunization status of the family?

10.Any child or adolescent experiencing problems

11.Hospital admission of any family member and how it is handled by the other members?

12.What are the typical modes of family communication?It is affective?Why?

13.How are decisions make in the family?

14.Is there evidence of violence within the family?What forms of discipline are use?

15.How well the family deals with crisis?

16.What cultural and religious factors influence the family health and social status?

17.What are the family goals?

18.Identify any external or internal sources of support that are available?

19.Is there evidence of role conflict?Role overload?

20.Does the family have an emergency plan to deal with family crisis, disasters?

Identify 3 nursing diagnosis and develop a short plan of care using the nursing process.

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School: Rice University



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Family Health Assessment
A family health assessment assists a community health nurse frame a care plan for the
family according to their needs. This assessment involved family focused open-ended questions
that were used to assess the Gonzalez family based on various functional health patterns. This
assessment report summarizes the key findings of each wellness nursing diagnoses and health
pattern based on the individual health assessment of the family (Bianchi, Casper & King, 2012).
The interview was conducted with the couple and all the information provided is from their
perspective. The Gonzalez is a Hispanic nuclear family that migrated from Mexico to the USA
15 years ago. The couple, Mr. and Mrs. Gonzalez have three children: two girls (ages 15, 10) and
a boy (age 7). The head of the family is the father, who is 42 years old and a private security
guard while the mother is next in the line of hierarchy. Mrs. Gonzalez is a kindergarten teacher.
The father is the primary family provider, and all these children attend a nearby public school.
When assessing the physical and psychological conditions, the family expressed their
physical health status as not the best since the mother and youngest child were obese. Mrs.
Gonzalez expressed a feeling of not being a good role model for her children, because of being
obese. Since their lifestyle does not match a healthy pattern of living, she has started to feed
them on a balanced diet as well as they have joined sports including football and basketball at
school. The cognitive and emotional functioning of the family is within normal bounds. Even
though Mr. Gonzalez reported a family history of depression, there are no current signs of
depression in any of the family members. Regarding sensory perception, the family showed a
high level of self-esteem since the couple made certain that the children participated in extracurricular activities to identify their talents and self-awareness.



As low-income immigrants, the family lives in a low-income neighborhood that is
dominated by other Hispanics. This neighborhood is comparatively high in social cohesion
because of likenesses in standards and beliefs among residents hence causing strong social
relations. The external environment quality is an issue that affects the family. In this low-income
neighborhood, garbage and trash were scattered all over as well as there were open fields and
abandoned autos where rodents live and hide. The entire neighborhood has old buildings and
homes that had been in use for decades, and most of the roadsides had piled trashed cars and
piles of trash to indicate a sign of decay. The house inhabited by the family is old and require
reconditioning. Working parents supported the family, even though the father, who has a median
salary of $26, 800 per year catered for most of the bills.
Most of the children continue to work on most tasks, as they progress through childhood,
although there is one stage at which one task is most significant. The Gonzalez children have
accomplished age-appropriate development task effectively since the youngest has accepted and
follows the rules, internalizing them as well as developing responsibility. The second born
displayed mature reasoning abilities and reasons why family rules and social rules exist. At the
age of 15, the eldest child knows how to relate to the opposite sex as well as she has established
her identity. However, the parents have approached their child’s adolescent years with concern
because the eldest child has become judgmental about things her parents say. Also, she has
become moody because of the many changes she has experienced physically, emotionally, and
socially. These developmental changes have created stress for the family. The development stage
of the Gonzalez family is the family separating process. The family is at the expansion stage that
is marked by the entrance of the last child into the community. The major task of the family at
this phase is to facilitate the continuing separations. According to this assessment, the family has



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