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Family Developmental and Life Cycle Theory

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REQUIRED READINGS

Textbooks:

Family Health Care Nursing: Read Chapters 12, 13, 14, 15.

Overview

Topic: Developmental Task

For this discussion, choose one task from the family developmental and life cycle theory (pages 361-370) and apply that task to a family in your nursing practice.

  • chose Task Five- Adjusting to Changed Communication Patterns

References:

Minimum of two (2) total references: one (1) from required course materials and one (1) from peer-reviewed references.

Notes: - Reference must be no older that five years unless it is a course material.

- Do not use textbooks from other courses.

- Proper introduction

- Concise conclusion

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REQUIRED READINGS Textbooks: Family Health Care Nursing: Read Chapters 12, 13, 14, 15. Overview Topic: Developmental Task For this discussion, choose one task from the family developmental and life cycle theory (pages 361-370) and apply that task to a family in your nursing practice. ➢ chose Task Five- Adjusting to Changed Communication Patterns References: Minimum of two (2) total references: one (1) from required course materials and one (1) from peer-reviewed references. Notes: - Reference must be no older that five years unless it is a course material. - Do not use textbooks from other courses. - Proper introduction - Concise conclusion Although, having a baby is a joyous time in couples’ lives, it also can be very demanding. The tradition to parenthood is one that requires adjusting and adapting as becoming new parents. After having a first child there is a change in marital satisfaction (Volling, Oh, Gonzalez, Kuo, & Yu, 2015). I will be discussing how I would apply task five, adjusting to changed communication patterns, to a family. The married couple I chose is in their late thirties and had their first child two months ago. The mother has chosen to be a stay at home while the father works full-time. They have been fighting a lot lately and he seems angry at her that she is home with the baby while he works during the day. Since having the baby there is altered communication between the two. They are sleeping in different rooms because he expects her to take care of the baby at night while he sleeps. She is feeling exhausted and stressed while taking care of the baby and the household. She is holding in feelings of anger that he does not help her at night, and she is upset and sad that they no longer communicate. I chose adjusting to changed communication patterns as the developmental task and how I would apply it to this family. I would sit down with this couple to talk to them about their communication patterns. I will suggest to the couple that they use effective communication patterns such as active listening and using “I” statements (Rowe Kaakinen, Padgett Coehlo, Steele, Tabacco, Harmon Hanson, 2015). The couple needs to tell each other about their frustrations. If the husband is lacking skills in caring for the baby I can help him with the area that he needs help in or I can suggest a parenting class to him. I could also come up with some strategies for the wife to get some rest such as the husband allowing the wife to take a nap when he gets home from work or him helping with the household duties when he gets home from work. I would also suggest that they set a specific allotted time once a week for date night (Rowe Kaakinen, Padgett Coehlo, Steele, Tabacco, Harmon Hanson, 2015). By setting a time to leave the house together without the baby this will allow them time away from the baby as well as promoting communication with each other. The wife should also be assessed for postpartum depression since she is experiencing stress and mood alterations. Studies have shown that ten to fifteen percent of first time mothers are affected by postpartum depression (Epifanio, Genna, De Luca, Roccella, & La Grutta, 2015). References Epifanio, M. S., Genna, V., De Luca, C., Roccella, M., & La Grutta, S. (2015). Paternal and Maternal Transition to Parenthood: The Risk of Postpartum Depression and Parenting Stress. Pediatric Reports, 7(2), 38. http://doi.org/10.4081/pr.2015.5872 Rowe Kaakinen, J., Padgett Coehlo, D., Steele, R., Tabacco, A., & Harmon Hanson, S. (2015). Family health care nursing: Theory, practice, and research (5th ed.). Philadelphia, PA. F.A. Davis Company. Volling, B. L., Oh, W., Gonzalez, R., Kuo, P. X., & Yu, T. (2015). Patterns of marital relationship change across the transition from one child to two. Couple And Family Psychology: Research And Practice, 4(3), 177. Retrieved from https://www.academia.edu/15010692/Patterns_of_marital_relationship_change_across_th e_transition_from_one_child_to_two RUBRIC: DISCUSSION BOARD (30 pts) Criteria Characteristics of initial post Support for initial post APA format*; Spelling/ Grammar/ Punctuation Meets Expectations 10 to 10 Points  Provided response with rationale.  The post is substantive and reflects careful consideration of the literature.  Examples from the student’s practice/experience are provided to illustrate the discussion concepts.  Addressed all required elements of the discussion prompt.  Well organized and easy to read. 5 to 5 Points  Cited minimum of two references: at least one (1) from required course materials to support rationale AND one (1) from peer-reviewed* references from supplemental materials or independent study on the topic to support responses.  The initial post is a minimum of 200 words excluding references. 5 to 5 Points  APA format** is used for in-text citations and reference list.  Posts contain grammatically correct sentences without any spelling errors. NOTE: No direct quotes are allowed in the discussion board posts. *Peer-reviewed references include professional journals (i.e. Nursing Education Perspectives, Journal of Professional Nursing, etc. – professional organizations (NLN, CDC, AACN, ADA, etc.) applicable to population and practice area, along with clinical practice guidelines (CPGs - National Guideline Clearinghouse). All references must be no older than five years (unless making a specific point using a seminal piece of information) References not acceptable (not inclusive) are UpToDate, Epocrates, Medscape, WebMD, hospital organizations, insurance recommendations, & secondary clinical databases. **Since it is difficult to edit the APA reference in the Blackboard discussion area, you can copy and paste APA references from your Word document to the Blackboard discussion area and points will not be deducted because of format changes in spacing. Family Health Care Nursing Title Family Health Care Nursing Author Joanna Rowe Kaakinen; Deborah Padgett Coehlo; Rose Steele; Melissa Robinson ISBN 978-0-8036-6166-0 Publisher F. A. Davis Company Publication Date January 30, 2018 Overview Discuss from your nursing experience an intervention you used with a family using each of the 4 types of approaches: ...
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Running head: DEVELOPMENTAL TASK

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Developmental Task
Institution
Date

DEVELOPMENTAL TASK

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Adjusting to Changed Communication Patterns
Welcoming a newborn brings joy to the parents and other members of the community.
However, it brings additional challenges, and both parents must be prepared to cope with them.
After a child is born, parents are forced to adjust their communication patterns so that they can
communicate with the newborn. According to Kaakinen et al. (2018), adjusting communication
patterns helps to foster smooth communication between the infant and the parents, and to ensure
that each of them can understand, and respond to communication cues from the other party. For
this paper, we will undertake task 5 “A...

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