Family Assessment And Intervention Model

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Family Crisis A crisis develops when stressors exceed the person or family’s ability to cope (DeLaune & Ladner, 2011). Often periods of illness or injury create an environment that results in a crisis, especially among members of a family. The theory to be discussed is the Family Assessment and Intervention Model by Mischke-Berkey and Hanson, which is based upon the Neuman’s Health Care Systems Model. Using Neuman’s Health Care Systems Model as the base, the core of this theory is the family system; which is unique to each family but has common components of function, process, resources and structure (Kaakinen, Coehlo, Steele, Tabacco and Hanson, 2015). Surrounding the family system are various lines of defense that protect the family system…show more content…
This is done using the Family Systems Stressor-Strength Inventory (FS3I). This tool looks at the perception of family members at both general and specific stressors as well as the family systems strengths (Kaakinen, Coehlo, Steele, Tobacco and Hanson, 2015). Additionally, the clinician’s perception is also noted in response to both general and specific stressors. The responses are graded and provide both a qualitative and quantitative summary. The quantitative summary provides the level of intervention needed, whether it be primary, secondary or tertiary. The qualitative summary is used to create the care plan used to get the family through the event and to restore wellness to prior…show more content…
Imagine this, we have a married couple that have an eighteen-year-old child living in the house. The husband is 53 years old, works full-time, and has just suffered a stroke. The wife, who is 47 years old currently works part-time and it taking college courses to finish a degree that was started several years previously. Prior to this event, none of the family members suffered any chronic health conditions and were all relatively healthy. The father is currently in an acute care facility following this event. At this point the clinician would interview the couple, both would complete an individual FS3I. If the teenaged child felt comfortable, they would also complete the assessment. Based on the responses of the patient and family as well as the clinician, the strengths of the family in problem solving will be used to create a family care plan. The care plan can then be used stop prioritize diagnoses, set goals, develop prevention/intervention activities and evaluate outcomes (Hanson, 2001). It is these interventions, goals and activities that will allow the family to return to the highest level of function and stability

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