This popular book addresses the full practice of family nursing—identifying the family as a whole—and teaches a holistic, philosophical approach. The reader is guided through generalized concepts and theoretical foundations, reality-based applications, case studies, thorough and updated discussions, assessment, and nursing diagnoses. Well-organized and complete, this edition includes foundations in family theory and family nursing—essential in preparing a comprehensive family nursing assessment and planning appropriate interventions.
A four-part organization covers introductory concepts, theoretical foundations of family nursing, family nursing practice, and cultural diversity among families.
For pediatric nurses, nurse practitioners, family counselors, clinical nurse specialists, and anyone planning for a career in family or community cursing.
This book provides a foundational knowledge base for the practice of basic family nursing. As increased emphasis is placed on the family unit as an integral component in healthcare, readers will find this a valuable resource in addressing the complex issues in family nursing. The purpose is to provide in-depth information on the gamut of the emerging roles and goals of the family nurse. The author addresses the basic theoretical approaches used in family nursing practice and provides family nursing interventions that are basic and straightforward. The book provides students with the information needed to deliver a family-centered approach to care. There is special emphasis given to primary prevention, particularly health promotion. This book is intended for undergraduate and graduate students who hope to practice basic family nursing. It is not designed for those who are practicing advanced family therapy or family systems nursing. Five major issues related to family nursing are addressed in this book: the importance of the family in healthcare, with succinct definitions of the varied family unit; an explanation of the basic theoretical approaches used in family nursing practice; an introduction to family assessment tools and models for family interventions; general family nursing interventions; and information on cultural issues pertinent to family nursing care. Learning objectives are provided for each topic. Self learning modules and case studies are incorporated in many of the chapters throughout the book. Each chapter provides study questions for the student to address. This easy to use and straightforward approach to family nursing will make this a valuable resource for thebasic family nursing student. The material is concise and well organized. It provides much needed clarification on the concept of family nursing.