Family Values Paper

921 Words Apr 17th, 2011 4 Pages
Running head: FAMILY VALUES PAPER

Family Value Paper Katie Chieda University of Phoenix
Dynamics of Family Systems: NUR/542 February 21, 2011 Carla Diebold

Family Values Family is a term that can be interpreted
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When an individual is cannot provide self-care, as often is the case in the critical care setting it is important for the family to approach oneself needs as a system. One believes it is important for the family to understand the complexity of the self-care needs. Decisions for plan of care can be based on what the family perceives as the individual needs, which can be a deception of reality if nursing and health care personnel are solely providing such care needs. Many families visit the hospital and see the best of the patients day. The health care professional provide all self-care; they never see the patient struggle to take a bite of food, be cleaned up from numerous incidents of incontinence, or the struggle to get he or she into the chair prior to his or her visit. When this happens, the families’ reality of taking the individual home does not seem so unreachable. It is when the family plays an active role in such activities that they see the reality of providing care to an individual with debilitating health conditions. By managing ones hospital stay be Orem’s Self Care Model, a family can make educated decisions on the plan of care. Conclusion Anytime an individual is in the hospital no matter what level of care the emotional stress on the individual and family can be very overwhelming. By supporting the individual with the concept of the family as a system, one is on track for the best outcomes. In some

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