Clinical Integration: Nursing Management Of Families –


(3 credits)

This course focuses on the utilization of theory-based practice to manage the continuum of care required by families. Based on Orem's Self-Care Model and the nursing process, the student will complete 45 hours of clinical application that provide the framework for development of the professional roles of caregiver, teacher, and manager of care in the health care, family, and nursing systems. Clinical application provides experiences across the life span. These experiences occur in a variety of settings and address the health care needs families. The clinical integration and application of theories and concepts introduced in the family theory course will be the focus of this course.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Orem's Theoretical Framework

  • Demonstrate appropriate use of the nursing process for a family using Orem's theoretical framework.

Assessment of Family Abuse

  • Identify the three levels of prevention of abuse.
  • Identify nursing interventions used in potential/actual instance of abuse.
  • Define the legal mandates related to reporting abuse.
  • Describe the indicators of potential/actual child, spouse, or senior family members.

Community Resources

  • Identify Internet and other content resources available to families.
  • Define the role of the case manager in family health nursing.
  • Describe community resources available for continued health of the family.

Family Nursing Care Plan - Evaluation

  • Analyze the implications of the educational programs outcome.
  • Report the outcome of the family health education program.

Family Nursing Care Plan - Implementation

  • Coordinate family nurse intervention with client/family caregiver and family members.
  • Develop interventions based on assessments.
  • Apply principles of effective interpersonal communication with the family in the roles of teacher and manager of care.

Family Nursing Care Plan - Assessment/Goal Setting

  • Using Orem's nursing model, develop a plan to meet the family's identified health education need.
  • Apply principles of cultural assessment in family health care planning.
  • Identify family structure, functions, developmental level, and health risks.

Family Health Education

  • Apply principles of teaching to family health education.
  • Using Orem's nursing model, identify a family health education need in collaboration with a family.
  • Apply the framework for contracting and working with families.

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