Health Patterns: the Taylor Family

In: Science

Submitted By ayancoskie
Words 1670
Pages 7
Health Patterns: The Taylor Family
Amber D. Yancoskie
Grand Canyon University: NRS-429 Family Centered Health Promotion
December 9, 2012

Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns is a system that was created by Marjorie Gordon in 1987. This system served as a guide to establishing a broader nursing database. Gordon’s 11 functional health patterns consist of values/health perception, nutrition, sleep/rest, elimination, activity/exercise, cognitive, self perception, role relationship, sexuality, and coping. Assessment is the first tool in the nursing process in formulating health care plans for the individual as well as the family. A thorough assessment lays groundwork to promote family health (Edelman & Mandle, 2010). The patterns of functional health can be used to determine how a family interacts with one another and deals with their everyday life. According to Catherine Ross, a professor at the University of Illinois; “It is in the family that the macro-level social and economic order affects individual physical and emotional well-being” (Mirowsky, Goldsteen & Ross, 1990 para.1). This essay will describe the health patterns of the Taylor family by using specific questions personalized to each of the 11 functional health patterns. The Taylor family is comprised of Judy, 52 years old and David, 53 years old. The two have been separated for more than fifteen years and have three adult children and five grandchildren. Joshua, the eldest is 28 years old and engaged to his fiancé. They have two young sons. Amanda, the oldest daughter is 26 years old, single with two small boys. Ashley, the youngest is 25, and a single parent of one son, Brennen who is ten years old. The separation of parents was result of “intense physical, mental, and emotional abuse endured by all of us”, stated Amanda. Amanda described in vivid detail the abuse she and her…...

Similar Documents

Family Health Assessment Using Functional Health Patterns

...Running head: FAMILY HEALTH ASSESSMENT USING FUNCTIONAL HEALTH Family Health Assessment using Functional Health Patterns Micaela Simon Grand Canyon University Family Centered Health Promotion NRS-429V Melanie Escobar RN, MSN September 6, 2012 Family Health Assessment using Functional Health Patterns Assessment is the first tool in the nursing process in formulating health care plans for the individual as well as the family. A through assessment lays groundwork to promote family health (Edelman & Mandle, 2010, p. 175). The purpose of this paper is to examine one familys view of their health. The author will use several family focused questions addressing the 11 health patterns outlined by Gordon’s functional health patterns ("Functional Health", 2010). With completion of the family assessment, s summarization of findings and wellness nursing diagnoses will be formed. The questions addressing all 11 functional health patterns (Appendix) and how it related to the family. The older couple chosen for this assignment are from English, Irish decent living most of there life in Nebraska now reside in Arizona. Husband 73, wife 68 married 43 years with three grown children a oldest son 43, daughter 41 and youngest son 39. Two of the children are out of the house, have spouses and children of there own. The oldest son is not married and lives out of state solely supported by his parents and has developmental and psychological issues from a childhood traumatic......

Words: 2025 - Pages: 9

Gordon's 11 Health Patterns

...Gordon’s 11 Functional Patterns – Assessment Questions. john brown Pattern of Health Perception and Health Management How would you rate your overall health? Do you have any past or present medical problems? Any past injuries? Is there a family history of disease or medical problems? Are you taking any action to improve or maintain your health? Nutritional – Metabolic Pattern What do you typically eat on a normal day? When do you eat/how many times a day? What do you drink on a normal day? Pattern of Elimination How many times do you urinate a day? Do you have difficulty urinating? Do you experience pain while urinating? How many times do you have a bowel movement each day? Can you describe your bowel movements? Pattern of Activity and Exercise How often do you exercise each week? What type of exercise/recreation do you participate in? What type of activity do you perform for your work? Cognitive – Perceptual Pattern Do you have any problems with vision, hearing, sensation? Do you have any mental disabilities, history of depression/psychiatric issues? What is your highest level of education? Pattern of Sleep and Rest How many hours of sleep do you get each day? Do you feel rested after sleep? Pattern of Self Perception and Self Concept How would you describe yourself? How satisfied are you with your body image, career choices? Role – Relationship Pattern What is your living situation? Do you feel as though......

Words: 358 - Pages: 2

Gordon's Functional Health Patterns

...Family Health Assessment Grand Canyon University: NRS-429V May 21, 2013 Gordon’s functional health patterns has been used since the late 1980s and serves as a guide for nurses in the nursing process. It was created by Marjory Gordon to help provide a framework to aide in the promotion of family health (“Gordon’s functional health, 2013”). Gordon’s functional health patterns consists of 11 categories that help nurses determine how each individual functions. An interview was conducted on a Caucasian family consisting of 4 individuals to determine their patterns of behavior. The family of four consisted of a 56 year old father, 54 year old mother, 21 year old son, and a 19 year old daughter. The father is currently employed by the United States Army where he has served his country for more than 20 years. The mother is a stay at home mom/wife. This couple has been married for 35 years. Both the son and the daughter attend the University of Texas at El Paso and currently live at home with their parents while attending school. When the family was asked about their overall health perception/health management they all agreed that they are in pretty good health. The father is an active military member and states that a healthy lifestyle is adamant for survival. No one in the family takes medications on a daily basis and they all rate their overall health as “good”. When the family was asked about their eating habits the children seemed to have a different style of eating......

Words: 1204 - Pages: 5

Family Health Assessment

...A health assessment is an important tool in formulating a health care plan for an individual or family. Nurses therefore have an important role in health promotion and by using the principles of Gordon’s functional health pattern it can assist in developing a diagnosis and nursing care plan. The functional health patterns serve as a framework that is adaptable to all models of care that can be used as a tool for nursing diagnosis for individuals or communities. It is based on the assumption that health and wellbeing is the result of harmony between the body and the environment (Crisp & Taylor 2009, p. 257). The eleven functional health patterns, was used by the nursing student as the basis for an interview conducted with Daphne Trigg. The aim was to identify the functional and dysfunctional patterns in her everyday life. Daphne Trigg is a sixty seven year old woman who lives in the northern rural area of Adelaide. Collection of basic information and sequences of behaviour were captured and these patterns are also used by health professionals to form client data bases, structure assessments and make diagnoses (Gordon 1994, p. 69). This essay will incorporate discussion of relevant literature and aims to gather ‘objective’ and ‘subjective’ (Crisp & Taylor 2009, p. 260) data as this provides an informative awareness of the interviewee’s overall health. Topics covered are the eleven functional health patterns. They consist of Health Perception–health management......

Words: 552 - Pages: 3

Gordons Health Patterns

...Gordon's Functional Health Patterns: Family Assessment With the various detailed questions related to the health perception, M. Houston perceives her level of health as generally healthy, but with numerous unhealthy patterns. With no history of colds/flu over the last few years, she denies ever taking flu vaccines, nor has her health ever been the cause for lost work hours. A smoker of at least 33 years, she currently reports smoking approximately 10 cigarettes per day, a significantly amount less compared to previous years. Physician recommendations have been to stop smoking, but she reports this as, "not being easy but I never really tried to stop" (personal communication, Aside from the extensive smoking history, there were other health related entities to take into consideration. Weight management is a health concern where much focus was given. When obtaining information about the things that are most important for her health, maintaining a healthy weight was given highest priority second was blood pressure and cholesterol control. This was interesting because the family has a significant history for heart disease, and hypertension, both of which medications are being prescribed for. However, blood pressure and cholesterol control was not given as much priority as weight management. Since years of elementary school, teachers have instructed their students on the importance of a good night’s rest. Somehow as adults we often forget these basic principles instilled......

Words: 934 - Pages: 4

Heatlh Pattern: the Taylor Family

...responsibility * fairness * caring * citizenship 8.) What are 2 strategies for expressing emotions healthfully & how might they affect your social health? * Engage in physical activity. This can help tension. * Create something, such as a drawing or poem. 9.) List the 6 steps of the Decision making process? * State the situation * list the options * Weigh the possible outcome * Consider values * Make a decision and act on it * Elevate the decision 10.) if your maximum heart rate is 208 what will be your target heart rate? Show your steps. * 208x0.6=124.8 * 208x0.8=166.4 11.) Health is based around your health triangle. First name the 3 parts of the triangle & tell me how you full fill each 1 & then tell me what happens if one side of the triangle is not being full filled? * Physical Health- is what you do and don't do. * Mental/Emotional- you can develop good mental/emotional health by learning to be positive. * Social Health-good social health would be commutating well & having respect for family and friends. * If you mess up your triangle you mess up your life. But, you just have to get back on track. Mental/Emotional Health Social Health Physical Health ...

Words: 404 - Pages: 2

A Family Health Evaluation Utilizing Marjory Gordon’s Eleven Functional Health Patterns

...Family Health Evaluation A Family Health Evaluation utilizing Marjory Gordon’s Eleven Functional Health Patterns Grand Canyon University May 18, 2014 Family Health Evaluation In 1987, Marjorie Gordon developed a list of Functional Health Patterns that could be used as a guide to assess a family’s health patterns, which could be developed into a data base for that particular family. This data base was projected to help in setting goals for the future health of the family. This paper will discuss the healthy and unhealthy behaviors of the Kessay Family, which are all registered members of the White Mountain Apache Tribe in Whiteriver, Arizona. This family assessment will also discuss what was talked about in trying to develop goals for the improved health for the family. The Kessay family is a traditional Apache family, which includes the mother, dad, and 2 children. The mom is 40 years old, the dad is 45 years old, , and the girls are 14 and 16 years old. The assessment was conducted by asking up to 3 open-ended questions, based on the 11 Functional Health Patterns. Cultural taboos were observed in asking these questions. Some were answered, some were not. Some were answered by very short answers, indicating embarrassment or unwillingness to answer such a rude question. (according to Apache traditions). This writer did the best she could with what was given to her. Health Perception and Health Management: Data collection is focused on the patients......

Words: 1937 - Pages: 8

Family Health

...Family Health Assessment Family health assessments are an interactive way to gather information regarding family history and dynamics, level of knowledge and interaction. “Families provide the structure for many health-promotion practices; therefore, family assessment informs health-promotion and disease-prevention appraisal”. (Edelman, Kudzma, & Mandle, 2014, p. 150) This paper will review a completed family health assessment that addresses eleven separate topics. After reviewing and analyzing the information, appropriate wellness diagnoses will be identified. Including the whole family is important since “Family health practices, whether effective or ineffective, encompass activities performed by individuals or families as a whole to promote health and prevent disease” (Edelman, Kudzma, & Mandle, 2014, p. 150). The family that completed this assessment is comprised of four members, two parents and two children. The adult female is the biological mother of the two boys. She is 47 and works in a managerial role. The adult male is also the biological father of the two boys and this is his second marriage, the first resulting in no children. He is 43 and works as a maintenance worker for the state. The children are two boys, ages 15 and 13. The adults have been married for 18 years. The first topic discussed was values and health perception. This family has what they describe as good health insurance and have regular checkups. The adult male did have recent surgery to......

Words: 1316 - Pages: 6

Children's Functional Health Pattern

...Children’s Functional Health Pattern Assessment Functional Health Pattern Assessment (FHP) | Toddler Erickson’s Developmental Stage: Autonomy vs. Shame/Doubt ( Jarvis, 2012) | Preschool-Aged Erickson’s Developmental Stage: Initiative vs. Guilt ( Jarvis, 2012) | School-Aged Erickson’s Developmental Stage: Industry vs. Inferiority. (Jarvis, 2012) | Pattern of Health Perception and Health Management: List two normal assessment findings that would be characteristic for each age group. List two potential problems that a nurse may discover in an assessment of each age group. | A toddler communicates on a basic level. When they feel bad they say they are sick. Health management is dependent on parents or daycare providers. The toddler begins learning to brush their teeth and wash their hands. These are basic health promotional activities that the toddler can perform at the direction of a parent. | Preschoolers are able to verbalize when they are in pain. Preschoolers are curious about their body and its functions. Preschoolers have an accurate perception of the external parts of their own bodies. Preschoolers begin to learn basic internal parts of their body such as having bones and a heart. | School-age children are aware of how their own body functions and when they are feeling sick. School-aged children have a basic understanding of the definition of health and factors causing......

Words: 3600 - Pages: 15

11 Funtional Health Pattern

...Health Promotion and the Individual CHAPTER 6 161 Box 6-1 Functional Health Patterns Assessment (Adult) Functional Health Patterns Assessment (Adult) d. Perceived ability (code for level) for: Feeding Dressing Cooking Bathing Grooming Shopping Toileting General mobility Bed mobility Home maintenance Functional Level Codes: Level 0: full self-care Level I: requires use of equipment or device Level II: requires assistance or supervision from another person Level III: requires assistance or supervision from another person and equipment or device Level IV: is dependent and does not participate 2. Examination a. Demonstrated ability (code listed above) for: Dressing Cooking Feeding Bathing Grooming Shopping Toileting General mobility b. Gait ________ Posture Absent body part? (Specify.) c. Range of motion (joints) Muscle firmness d. Hand grip Can pick up a pencil? e. Pulse (rate) (rhythm) Breath sounds f. Respirations (rate) (rhythm) Breath sounds g. Blood pressure h. General appearance (grooming, hygiene, and energy level) HEALTH PERCEPTION-HEALTH MANAGEMENT PATTERN 1. History a. How has general health been? b. Any colds in past year? When appropriate: absences from work? c. Most important things you do to keep healthy? Think these things make a difference to health? (Include family folk remedies when appropriate.) Use of cigarettes, alcohol, drugs? Breast self-examination? d. Accidents (home, work, driving)? e. In past, been easy to find ways to follow suggestions......

Words: 1023 - Pages: 5

Family Health

...Pattern of Health Perception and Health Management How would you rate your overall health? Do you have any past or present medical problems? Any past injuries? Is there a family history of disease or medical problems? Are you taking any action to improve or maintain your health? Nutritional – Metabolic Pattern What do you typically eat on a normal day? When do you eat/how many times a day? What do you drink on a normal day? Pattern of Elimination How many times do you urinate a day? Do you have difficulty urinating? Do you experience pain while urinating? How many times do you have a bowel movement each day? Can you describe your bowel movements? Pattern of Activity and Exercise How often do you exercise each week? What type of exercise/recreation do you participate in? What type of activity do you perform for your work? Cognitive – Perceptual Pattern Do you have any problems with vision, hearing, sensation? Do you have any mental disabilities, history of depression/psychiatric issues? What is your highest level of education? Pattern of Sleep and Rest How many hours of sleep do you get each day? Do you feel rested after sleep? Pattern of Self Perception and Self Concept How would you describe yourself? How satisfied are you with your body image, career choices? Role – Relationship Pattern What is your living situation? Do you feel as though you have support from your family? Do you feel as though you have......

Words: 307 - Pages: 2

Changing Family Patterns

...Changing family patterns Divorce * 1969/71 – divorce reform act – women had the right to divorce, this was because a lot of marriages were irretrievable, which led to breakdowns. * This caused a massive increase in the divorce rate, the divorce rate has continued to rise but we have recently seen a decline. Why – change in the law in 1971 * Secularisation – refers to the decline in the influence of religion. * The position of women – women are now financially independent, they have more career opportunities, and girls have a greater success in education. * People have a high expectation of marriage make couples less willing to tolerate an unhappy marriage ( romantic love – marriage should solely be about love) * Decline in the stigma ( negative attitudes towards divorce) Childbearing * Women are now having children later (careers ) * More women are remaining childless (pursing their career, and children are a burden) * 4 in 10 kids born outside of marriage. Why * Women now have greater career opportunities ( trying the break through the glass ceiling) * Children are an economic liability ( we live in a child centred society) * Men and women now have choice and are not being forced into a shotgun marriage due to unwanted children. This has been combated by contraception and abortion. * There is an increase in cohabitation ( an unmarried couple in a sexual relationship living together) ( this is known as the......

Words: 935 - Pages: 4

Changing Family Patterns

...There are number of different interlinked reasons for changes in the patterns of marriage, cohabitation and divorce in the last 30 years. The number of marriages has declined as a result of most people are getting married later in life, although cohabitation has increased rapidly due to the changing social attitudes and the divorce rate has increased as changes in law made it easier to obtain. Since the 1970s, there has been a significant decline in marriage, from 480,000 marriages in 1972 to 306,000 in 2000. Women's expectation of marriage and life has increased since 1970s. Some sociologists argue that we place an increased value on romantic love, which had resulted in more marital breakdown. Young and Wilmot suggest that in the west we have a romanticised, unrealistic view of marriage and family life. Over the past 30 years, people have tended to marry later. Living together as a couple, partly accounts for this. Many couples see cohabitation as a prelude to marriage. Also, they are less likely to give up their careers and independence as now women are financial independent. When our marriage doesn't live up to our increased expectations we are more likely to give up on it in search of the perfect marriage. Functionalists such as Ronald Fletcher Talcott Parsons claim that people expect and demand more from marriage. They believe that higher divorce rate reflects a higher value placed on marriage. Feminists argues that it is women rather than men who are increasingly......

Words: 583 - Pages: 3

Chilren Health Pattern

...diagnosis and treatment. Information is needed on (1) the development of each functional pattern and anatomical growth, (2) current health patterns, and (3) family health and the home environment in which the infant or child is developing. The questions/items listed below can be used selectively for problem screening. Questions should be directed to the primary care giver. NURSING HISTORY 1. Health-perception – health management pattern Parents’ report of: a. Mother’s pregnancy/labor/delivery history (of this infant, of others)? b. Infant’s health status since birth? c. Adherence to routine health checks for the infant/child? Immunizations? d. Infections/illnesses in the infant/child? Child’s absences from school/day care? e. If applicable: Infant’s/child’s medical problems, treatment, and prognosis? f. If applicable: Actions taken by parents when signs and/or symptoms were perceived? g. If appropriate: Has it been easy to follow doctors’ or nurses’ suggestions? h. Preventive health practices (e.g., diaper change, clean clothes, hand washing)? i. Do parents smoke? Around children? j. Accidents? Types? Frequency? k. Infant’s crib toys (safety)? Child's toys? Carrying safety? Car safety? l. Parents’ safety practices (e.g., household products and medicines) Parents (self): a. Parents’/family’s general health status? Illnesses? Injuries? 2. Nutritional-metabolic pattern Parents’ report of the infant’s/child’s: a. Breast/bottle feeding? Intake......

Words: 855 - Pages: 4

Family Health

...Running head: FAMILY HEALTH Family Health Grand Canyon NRS-429V Family Health This is a family of five, the mother, the father, two boys and a girl. They live in Mesa, Arizona, the two boys go to mesa catholic school and the the girl goes to day care four times in a week. The father has his BSN and the mother has her associate degree. Both of them come from the same country, West Africa (Ghana) but from different Home town. The father’s mother is a Queen mother in their home town. The mother lost both parents in one year. They both come from a big family, the mother has five sisters and the father has nine siblings. The father moved to the USA 15years ago and the mother 10yrs ago. All the kids were born in Columbus, Ohio. The family moved to Mesa Arizona last September. There were stressful situation that went on during the relocation. The kids became stress up because of new school, and making new friends and change of their environment. The mother was more stress because she had friends to help with baby sitting and friends who were like family to talk to in Columbus. The father was more stress on leaving his friends he has fun with and the cultural functions he attends during weekends. There was no family or friends in mesa Arizona; everything was start afresh by the family. Both the father and mother are Christians but the mother is a catholic and the father is a Pentecostal. The mother recites the Rosary and read the bible less but goes to church 3times a week.......

Words: 1063 - Pages: 5

Bull 2016 S03E09 720p HDTV x265-MiNX [eztv] | HD The Godfather (1972) | La prima pietra 06 dicembre 2018