This course focuses on holistic nursing care of diverse and contemporary families across the lifespan. Major theoretical foundations relevant to families are presented and applied. Use of current evidence-based resources will direct the clinical decision-making skills of assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and evaluation are applied to families experiencing a transition or a chronic health problem. A culturally sensitive approach will be utilized to understand the interactions and relationships to enhance family well-being.
Requirement: Admitted B.S.N. student or instructor's consent.
4 Undergraduate credits
Effective May 3, 2017 to present
Meets graduation requirements for
- Analyze family coping strategies and barriers to family stress management.
- Analyze the effects of emotional, developmental, socioeconomic, cultural, spiritual, and environmental factors on the adaptive response of the family.
- Apply clinical decision-making skills in planning holistic care for a family facing a transition or a chronic health problem.
- Discuss the importance of unconditional acceptance regarding culturally, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse families.
- Identify family nursing diagnoses and/or functional family health patterns.
- Implement a health promotion teaching plan for families.
- Integrate theoretical foundations of family nursing including family systems, development, structure-function and stress into holistic nursing practice.