Health Patterns

Question DescriptionTopic 1: Health PatternsTo determine proper health promotion activities for an individual, you must first assess their current health status. Without a proper assessment, a nurse would be unable to provide adequate care and intervention. Gordon’s functional health pattern framework provides guidance for this assessment.Discuss Gordon’s functional health patterns as they relate to assessing an individual (and their family). How do the health patterns as they relate to assessments differ, if at all?Required ActivitiesIn Health Promotion Throughout the Lifespan in Nursing Practice, read:Chapter 6: “Health Promotion and the Individual”Chapter 7: “Health Promotion and the Family”Chapter 8: “Health Promotion and the Community”Required Web ReadingBoldt C., Grill, E., Bartholomeyczik, S., Brach, M., Rauch, A., Eriks-Hoogland, I., & Stuckey, G. (2010). Combined application of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and the NANDA-International taxonomy II. Journal ofAdvanced Nursing. 66(8),1885–1898.Brazeau, J.N. (2011).The strengths assessment inventory: Reliability of a new measure of psychosocial strengths for youth. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 18(6), 746–753.Optional ReadingRawana E. (2009). Making the possible probable: A strength-based assessment and intervention framework for clinical work with parents, children and adolescents. Families in Society. 90(3), 255.Florczak, K.L., Falkenstern, S.K., S.L. & Baumann, S.L. (2010). A glimmer into the understanding of family. Nursing Science Quarterly. 23(2), 105–112.Web ResourcesBlack, K., & Lobo, K. (2010). A conceptual review of family resilience factors. Journal of Family Nursing. 14(1), 33–55.Schurtz, B., & Burke, A. (2011). Advancing effective communication, cultural competence, and patient and family-centered care for the lesbian, gay bisexual, and transgender community a field guide. Retrieved from Department of Health and Human Services: 2020 topics and objectives. 2011, Retrieved January 7, 2012, from

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