Friedman Family Assessment Example 1

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Currently the largest family stressor is S substance abuse. M is fearful S may lose his job one-day or become ill due to his addiction. J pregnancy has also put a strain on the family because they will need to support one more family member in a couple months because J does not have a job. M attends church to cope with her stressors and receive strategies to help cope from her pastor. S continues to seek alcohol consumption to mask his stress, and L verbalizes she tries to stay away as much as possible and study. The strength within the family has been maintained with prayer.

Priority Family Nursing Diagnosis for Friedman Family Assessment Example 1

The first nursing diagnosis chosen is Ineffective Health Maintenance related to lack of familiarity with neighborhood resources as evidence by lack of knowledge of community resources and services. A nursing intervention for this diagnosis is to provide the family with community resources appropriate for their needs including the phone number, address and giving them a description of the resource. A second intervention is to assess client's feelings, values, and reasons for not inquiring on such important issues.

The second nursing diagnosis chosen is Risk for Spiritual Distress related to experiencing disturbance in belief and value system manifested by verbalization of lack of faith and hope. The first nursing intervention that would benefit the family is to establish an environment that promotes free expression of feelings and concerns. The second nursing intervention is to encourage family to attend the church which they were once a part off, and encourage clergy from local churches and ministries to make house visit if desirable to family.

The third community nursing diagnosis chosen is ineffective coping related to personal vulnerability manifested by verbalization of alcohol abuse. The first nursing intervention is to provide the family with the knowledge and first steps necessary in obtaining access to substance abuse agencies. Second intervention is to connect a social worker or case manager with the family to point them is the right direction with their desired outcomes.

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