Re: Topic 2 DQ 1
A family is a group of individual members. Based on the family systems theory, an action done by one family member causes an effect on the other family members (Whitney, S., 2018) There are many different family structures in society. There is the traditional nuclear family. There are also extended families which includes family members not in the immediate family. A family can mean anything from a typical mother, father, and children. It can be 2 moms and kids, 2 dads and kids, and many other combinations. A family can be blood or no blood relation. When I think of family, I have many blood elated family members, but I also have friends that are not blood, but they are included in my family. The family structure can also change over time. My family for instance has changed yet again this year with the addition of my 4th child, a baby girl, in January. There are deaths, births, estrangements, and many of reasons families change. A family means something different to each person. It is very important as a nurse to see and acknowledge all the family structures. It is not our place to say what is a family and what is not in the field of nursing. We must accept what the patients call family. This will help the nurse care for and respect the patient to their fullest ability.
Whitney, S., (2018). https://www.gcumedia.com/digital-resources/grand-canyon-university/2018/health-promotion_health-and-wellness-across-the-continuum_1e.php. Ch. 1
Respond to the above student’s post using 200-300 words APA format with references,supporting in discussions.
ANSWER TO THE QUESTION (PLACE THE ORDER FOR COMPLETE ANSWER)
Different families encompass family structures and the idea of this has changed over the years. Traditional families are known to be a mother a father that have children and are raising them in a household together. In reality of today’s normal family, there is no normal family anymore. Now the most recent term is noted as family of choice, which is an individual who chooses to care, love, and trust rather than the family of origin (Grand Canyon University, 2018). Societal units of families like LGBTQ, grandparents raising children, stepparents, or even friendships are considered family. As nurses ensuring that we are respecting all families no matter what type, is important to provide care to our patients. Being able to work with modern families is a must in patient care. Making sure that there is no difference in type or quality of care given to patients is crucial. Nurses should never treat anyone different due to their background. The family systems theory is known as an approach to understand the interactions of societal family units. The entire family is referred to as a whole system and each individual is known as a subsystem. Each individual has their own characteristics, goals and roles. These family systems get even bigger with things like