Caring for the Family in Health and Illness

  • Chapter 30
    Caring for the Family in Health and Illness
  • Thinking Differently About Family Health
  • Think upstream
  • Bottom-down health system
  • Human ecology model
  • Community-Based Services for Promoting Family Health
  • Preventive support services

–At-risk groups

  • Preterm birth services
  • Postpartum home visits
  • Targeted programs

–Focus on high risk for morbidity and premature mortality

  • Intensive services
  • Creating Healthy Families and Communities
  • Relationship-focused care
  • Intensity and timing of interventions
  • Nursing skills and strategies


–Problem solving



  • Comprehensive community initiatives
  • Evaluating
  • Issues in Family Nursing Today
  • Least possible contribution theory
  • Ad Hoc Committee to Defend Health Care
  • Values: challenges for the future

–Five core values

  • Caring
  • Courage
  • Inclusion
  • Reflective thinking
  • Social responsibility