Family theorist is Murary Bowen


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5 pages, APA, use Rubric 1-6 and Friedman Family Assessment-1-17 short answers, and choose 1 from family structure and 1 from family function. Family theorist is Murary Bowen or one you choose. Thanks.


***Paper length four-five pages (***excluding title and reference pages, and appendices-as needed).

Scholarly Family Assessment Paper
Possible Points
Your Points

1.Briefly introduce family & basic elements of assessment. Include family form & membership—i.e., who is in the family you are discussing, brief background

2.One type of Family Structure discussion

3.One type of Family Function discussion

4.ONE family theory (Include explanation of theory components and application to this family)
List theory used here ___________

5. Conclusion

6. Diagrams (3): Genogram, Ecomap, Attachment Diagram—must be labeled with any necessary key

Text Mechanics

7.Citations and References

8.Mechanics/Format/Level 1 headings/Overall impression


10.Grading Criteria (minus 5 pts if not included)

Total Points for Family Theory Project—Paper Component

Friedman Family Assessment—Short form

Identifying Data
1. Family name
2. Address and phone

3. Family composition

4. Type of family form

5. Cultural (ethnic) background

6. Religious identification

7. Social class status

8. Family’s recreational or leisure-time activities

Developmental Stage and History of Family
9. Family’s present developmental stage

10. Extent of family developmental tasks fulfillment
11. Nuclear family history

12. History of family of origin of both parents

Environmental Data
13. Characteristics of home

14. Characteristics of neighborhood and larger community
15. Family’s geographic mobility

16. Family’s associations and transactions with community
17. Family’s social support system or network

Family Structure
18. Communication patterns

Extent of functional and dysfunctional communication

(types of recurring patterns)

Extent of emotional (affective) messages and how expressed Characteristics of
communication within family subsystems Extent of congruent and incongruent messages

Types of dysfunctional communication processes seen in family Areas of open and
closed communication

Familial and contextual variables affecting communication
19. Power structure Power outcomes
Decision-making process

Power bases

Variables affecting family power

Overall family system and subsystem power (Family power continuum placement)
20. Role structure

Formal role structure

Informal role structure

Analysis of role models (optional) Variables affecting role structure
21. Family values

Compare the family to American or family’s reference group values and/or identify
important family values and their importance (priority) in family.

Congruence between the family’s values and the family’s reference group or wider
Congruence between the family’s values and family member’s values Variables
influencing family values

Values consciously or unconsciously held

Presence of value conflicts in family
Effect of the above values and value conflicts on health status of family

Family Functions
22. Affective function

Family’s need–response patterns

Mutual nurturance, closeness, and identification Separateness and connectedness
23. Socialization function

Family child-rearing practices

Adaptability of child-rearing practices for family form and family’s situation

Who is (are) socializing agent(s) for child(ren)?

Value of children in family

Cultural beliefs that influence family’s child-rearing patterns

Social class influence on child-rearing patterns

Estimation about whether family is at risk for child-rearing problems and if so, indication
of high risk factors

Adequacy of home environment for children’s need to play
24. Health care function

Family’s health beliefs, values, and behavior

Family’s definitions of health–illness and their level of knowledge Family’s perceived
health status and illness susceptibility

Family’s dietary practices

Adequacy of family diet (recommended 3-day food history record) Function of mealtimes
and attitudes toward food and mealtimes Shopping (and its planning) practices

Person(s) responsible for planning, shopping, and preparation of meals Sleep and rest

Physical activity and recreation practices (not covered earlier)

Family’s drug habits

Family’s role in self-care practices

Medically based preventive measures (physicals, eye and hearing

tests, and immunizations)

Dental health practices

Family health history (both general and specific diseases— environmentally and
genetically related)

Health care services received

Feelings and perceptions regarding health services

Emergency health services

Source of payments for health and other services

Logistics of receiving care

Family Stress and Coping
25. Short- and long-term familial stressors and strengths
26. Extent of family’s ability to respond, based on objective
appraisal of stress-producing situations
Coping strategies utilized (present/past)
Differences in family members’ ways of coping Family’s inner coping strategies

Family’s external coping strategies
Dysfunctional adaptive strategies utilized (present/past; extent of usage)

Name (last, first)
1. (Father)
2. (Mother)
3. (Oldest child)
4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Friedman, M. M., Bowden, V. R., & Jones, E. G. (2003). Family nursing: Research,
theory and practice (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall/Pearson Education.

Structure & Function—Family Theory/Friedman (2003):

STRUCTURE: Refers to how family is organized, and how they relate to each other & to the whole. Four interactive & interrelated dimensions:
1. Role systems
2. Value Systems
3. Communication networks
4. Power Structure

FUNCTION: Refers to how families go about meeting needs of individuals and broader society. Family functions are what a family does. Five family function dimensions:
1. Affective
2. Socialization
3. Reproductive
4. Health care
5. Economic

Additionally…. How a family deals with stress, coping, adaptation, and SPIRITUALITY are all important in our assessments of families.


Approximately 250 words