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544. Hi Ultimate Writer,   Can you help me with my homework.  5 pages, APA, use Rubric 1-6 and Friedman Family Assessment-1-17 short answers, and choose 1 from family structure and  1 from family function. Family theorist is Murary Bowen or one you choose. Thanks.   Toni   ***Paper length four-five pages (***excluding title and reference pages,  and appendices-as needed).                                                                                 Scholarly Family Assessment Paper Possible Points Your Points Comments         1.Briefly introduce family & basic elements of assessment. Include family form & membership—i.e., who is in the family you are discussing, brief background 3     2.One type of Family Structure discussion 2     3.One type of Family Function discussion 2     4.ONE family theory (Include explanation of theory components and application to this family) List theory used here ___________ 10     5.  Conclusion       2       6.  Diagrams (3):  Genogram, Ecomap, Attachment Diagram—must be labeled with any necessary key       3               Text Mechanics       7.Citations and References 3     8.Mechanics/Format/Level 1 headings/Overall impression 2     9.Grammar/Form/Spelling/Punctuation/Flow/Readability 3     10.Grading Criteria (minus 5 pts if not included) –     Total Points for Family Theory Project—Paper Component 30             Friedman Family Assessment—Short form   Identifying Data 1. Family name  2. Address and phone  3. Family composition 4. Type of family form 5. Cultural (ethnic) background  6. Religious identification 7. Social class status 8. Family’s recreational or leisure-time activities    Developmental Stage and History of Family 9. Family’s present developmental stage 10. Extent of family developmental tasks fulfillment 11. Nuclear family history 12. History of family of origin of both parents   Environmental Data 13. Characteristics of home 14. Characteristics of neighborhood and larger community 15. Family’s geographic mobility 16. Family’s associations and transactions with community 17. Family’s social support system or network   Family Structure 18. Communication patterns       Extent of functional and dysfunctional communication       (types of recurring patterns)       Extent of emotional (affective) messages and how expressed Characteristics of                            communication within family subsystems Extent of congruent and incongruent messages             Types of dysfunctional communication processes seen in family Areas of open and                   closed communication             Familial and contextual variables affecting communication 19. Power structure Power outcomes       Decision-making process       Power bases       Variables affecting family power       Overall family system and subsystem power (Family power continuum placement) 20. Role structure       Formal role structure       Informal role structure      Analysis of role models (optional) Variables affecting role structure 21. Family values       Compare the family to American or family’s reference group values and/or identify                  important family values and their importance (priority) in family.             Congruence between the family’s values and the family’s reference group or wider                   community       Congruence between the family’s values and family member’s values Variables            influencing family values       Values consciously or unconsciously held       Presence of value conflicts in family       Effect of the above values and value conflicts on health status of family   Family Functions 22. Affective function       Family’s need–response patterns       Mutual nurturance, closeness, and identification Separateness and connectedness 23. Socialization function       Family child-rearing practices       Adaptability of child-rearing practices for family form and family’s situation       Who is (are) socializing agent(s) for child(ren)?       Value of children in family       Cultural beliefs that influence family’s child-rearing patterns       Social class influence on child-rearing patterns       Estimation about whether family is at risk for child-rearing problems and if so, indication                    of high risk factors             Adequacy of home environment for children’s need to play 24. Health care function       Family’s health beliefs, values, and behavior       Family’s definitions of health–illness and their level of knowledge Family’s perceived                health status and illness susceptibility       Family’s dietary practices      Adequacy of family diet (recommended 3-day food history record) Function of mealtimes              and attitudes toward food and mealtimes Shopping (and its planning) practices       Person(s) responsible for planning, shopping, and preparation of meals Sleep and rest              habits       Physical activity and recreation practices (not covered earlier)       Family’s drug habits       Family’s role in self-care practices       Medically based preventive measures (physicals, eye and hearing       tests, and immunizations)       Dental health practices       Family health history (both general and specific diseases— environmentally and             genetically related)       Health care services received       Feelings and perceptions regarding health services       Emergency health services       Source of payments for health and other services       Logistics of receiving care   Family Stress and Coping 25. Short- and long-term familial stressors and strengths 26. Extent of family’s ability to respond, based on objective       appraisal of stress-producing situations       Coping strategies utilized (present/past)       Differences in family members’ ways of coping Family’s inner coping strategies       Family’s external coping strategies       Dysfunctional adaptive strategies utilized (present/past; extent of usage)   Name (last, first) 1.     (Father) 2.     (Mother) 3.     (Oldest child) 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.   Friedman, M. M., Bowden, V. R., & Jones, E. G. (2003).  Family nursing:  Research, theory and practice (5th ed.).  Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Prentice Hall/Pearson Education.   Structure & Function—Family Theory/Friedman (2003):     STRUCTURE:  Refers to how family is organized, and how they relate to each other & to the whole.  Four interactive & interrelated dimensions:  1.     Role systems 2.     Value Systems 3.     Communication networks 4.     Power Structure   FUNCTION:  Refers to how families go about meeting needs of individuals and broader society.  Family functions are what a family does.  Five family function dimensions: 1.     Affective 2.     Socialization 3.     Reproductive 4.     Health care 5.     Economic     Additionally….  How a family deals with stress, coping, adaptation, and SPIRITUALITY are all important in our assessments of families.



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