Write a 950 to 1,000-word paper that describes the importance of family in the health of our society using your practice environment (Skilled Nursing Facility) as a base and 2 or more of the theories presented (see sample theories below). Address the following topics in your paper:
- How does a family work as a system in promoting the health of its members?
- What is the concept of family most used in your area of nursing practice? Is it the most helpful concept for considering family in nursing practice? Why?
- Which of the theories presented in your readings this week is conducive to your area of practice and why?
Use a minimum of four scholarly references.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
- FAMILY SOCIAL SCIENCE THEORIES
- Structural–Functional Theory
- Systems Theory
- Family Developmental Theory
- Family Interactional Theory
- Family Stress Theory
- Change Theory
- Other Family Social Science Theories
- FAMILY THERAPY THEORIES
- Interactional/Communication Family Therapy Theory
- Structural Family Therapy Theory
- Family Systems Therapy Theory
- Other Family Therapy Theories
- FAMILY NURSING THEORIES: INTEGRATED MODELS
- Family Assessment Intervention Model (Family Systems Stressor–Strength Model)
- Calgary Family Assessment Model and Calgary Family Intervention Model
- The Friedman Family Assessment Model