Family Health risk assessmen

Describe the nursing conceptual model that will be used to guide the family health risk assessment. Use the guidelines below to complete a health risk assessment of a well family. Analyze data using Evidence-Based Practice documentation.

Describe the potential effect of each risk factor on the over all health of the family.


A)Nursing Conceptual Model (20 Points)

Describe the conceptual model that you will use to guide the assessment of the family. Include the major focus of the conceptual model and the description of the four elements of the nursing metaparadigm (person, health, nursing, and environment).

B)Family Health Risk Assessment Data1) Internal family structure (5 points)a.Draw a genogram Include three generations and for each family memberinclude, age, current health status (or causes of death). External family structure (10 points)a.Social class, status and mobilityHow does the family describe its social class?How many years of schooling have been completed by adult family member(s)? Describe type of work done by employed family members.How many residence changes have been made within the past five years? If family has adult children not living in the household, what is the distance between the client’s residence and that of the adult children? What is the frequency and type of communication?

3)Family Functional Assessment (10 points)a.Health/Safety Practices (If possible, collect the following data for each family member). Resources used for health and illness careDate of last complete physical examination.Types of screening exams done within the last three years (include results) Date of last dental examination.Date of last eye examination.Frequency and type of exercise.Stress management activities.Dietary practices (describe a typical meal pattern for one day, include use of sugar, fats, supplements) Alcohol and drug use.SmokingUse of safety devices (i.e. seat belts, infant/child seats, helmets, elbow and knee pads for roller skating and skate boarding).

b.Rest/Sleep: (5 points)Average hours of sleep/night for children? Adults?Describe family sleeping arrangements.

c.Leisure/Relaxation: (5 points)What are the leisure and relaxation activities for each family member? What activities are done as a family unit?

4)Home and Community Environment (10 points)

Describe dwelling, include type of housing (own or rent), number of rooms, state of repair, facilities for food storage and preparation, safety/health hazards. Describe the neighborhood (urban, suburban, rural, residential, industrial, mixed industrial and residential).

If industry is present, describe the type of industry (light industry, such as beauty shops, McDonalds or heavy industry, such as an automobile plant, oil refinery, etc.). What community services would family do family members use? What services would family like to use, but does not know how to access? Describe the relationship of family to the community

Prepare a family Ecomap and describe the relationship of each family member to the larger community.

PART II: Use data from part I to identify actual and potential risks to the health of the family. Analysis data carefully and document.Use the language of the conceptual model to describe the family health risks. Be sure all risks are evidence- based. (25 points)Throughout the decade, Healthy People 2020 will assess the general health status of the U.S. population by monitoring: Life expectancy (with international comparison)Healthy life expectancyYears of potential life lost (YPLL) (with international comparison) Physically and mentally unhealthy daysSelf-assessed health statusLimitation of activityChronic disease prevalence

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A)Describe each health risk stating their influence on:Family structure,Development andFunction. (15 points)

B)As a result of the identified health risks,- list health risk reduction (promotion/maintenance) objective(s) developed with the family and -identify the measurable outcome criterion or criteria for the objective(s). (10 points)


STYLE: 10 points

5 pts1)Demonstrates proper use of APA style.

5 pts1)Paper is proofread and free of spelling and typographical errors.


American Psychological Association (APA) style is required for all written assignments within the Department of Nursing.

Undocumented Papers (those with no references) cannot receive a grade greater than “D.” Papers that are not proofread cannot receive a grade greater than “C.” TYPING IS REQUIRED. Papers should be no more than 10-15 pages (including reference pages) and typed in not less than 12 pt font.