nur542 | Graduate
Dynamics Of Family Systems
This graduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Evidenced-based Practice in Family Nursing
- Analyze literature on evidence-based nursing practice related to family nursing.
- Explore issues related to research utilization in family nursing practice.
- Analyze and critique a theory used in family nursing for applicability and usefulness in family nursing practice in the workplace.
Management of Cultural Differences among Families
- Conduct a family cultural assessment using an existing or refined cultural assessment tool.
- Develop solutions to cultural or lifestyle problems affecting health related behaviors and family function.
- Describe transcultural concepts and theories for application on diverse families.
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
- Analyze the family nurse's role in primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.
- Explore the use of health belief model and health promotion models in family nursing practice.
- Analyze innovative approaches in preventive work with families.
- Analyze the utilization of health promotion.
Issues in Management of High Risk Individuals and Families
- Synthesize epidemiological models, theories, and adaptive strategies for the management of high-risk families.
- Explore case management strategies and roles of the advanced practice family nurse.
- Develop a plan of care for a high-risk family problem (homelessness, family violence, teen pregnancy, suicidal ideation, drug/alcohol abuse) with appropriate nursing interventions based on health promotion, health belief models, family theory, and analysis of family functions.
Perspectives on Family Development: Management and Practice
- Explore the concept of family as a social structure and basic unit of society.
- Analyze the history of family nursing as the unit of care, nursing models, concepts, and trends in nursing of families.
Family Structures and Functions
- Analyze functional and dysfunctional communication patterns and their effect on individual family members.
- Synthesize individual and family dynamics through analysis of the roles, values, and power structures between family members.
Theoretical Approaches to Family Nursing
- Analyze current theories, therapies, and concepts from the literature applicable to the management of individuals and families.
- Analyze the inherent strengths and limitations in the utilization of select nursing theories in the management of individuals and families.
Family Identifying Data
- Assess individual and family dynamics through family identifying data including family composition, family orientation, social class status, social class mobility, social supports/networks, and recreational activities.
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