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Identifying Data of Family.

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RUNNING HEAD: Nur 322 Case Study Nur 322 Case Study: MB Kevin P Jones Wright State University Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health May 20, 2003 Introduction MB is a 25 year-old Caucasian female. MB gave birth to a five pound 13 ounce, 21 inch baby boy, JB, at 0002 on May 13, 2003. MB has a history of chronic hypertension, kidney disease, and Herpes Simplex Virus Type-2. I took care of MB in postpartum starting at 0800 to 1400 on May 13, 2003. There was only fifteen minutes of contact with the father of the JB. The father, FB, is a 27 year-old African American male. All other medical data is unknown. Analysis Identifying Data of Family Genogram: See Graphic A. MB is currently not married or engaged, but she currently lives with the FB. MB and FB have been together for three years and it is unknown to me how long they have been living together. MB would like to get married once she is sure she is in love with FB. She thinks FB feels the same way. FB works at a brokerage firm and MB works as pharmacy tech. Developmental Stage of the Family MB, FB, and JB (the B's) form a nonmarital heterosexual cohabitating family (Friedman, Bowden, & Jones, 2003). Of Duvall, Feldman, Rodgers, and Carter & McGoldrick's family developmental stages, the B's fall into the beginning of stage two except for Carter & McGoldrick's model (Friedman et al., 2003). ...read more.

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Having adequate health-care promotes a functional family because it meets the needs of the family if a person becomes sick. Also, it helps develop a family health history and family records, which is important for identifying risk factors (Friedman et al., 2003). Family's Ability to Cope With Stressors Within and External to the Family MB stated FB and her do have the occasional fight. She said it usually ends up with both of them yelling and then both of the cooling off privately. She said once they have had their time to be alone, then they usually talk calmly for 10 minutes and everything is better. MB stated if the stress is work or other family members, then FB will let her lie in his arms and talk to her which makes her feel safe and secure. She stated if it is FB who is stressed, then he usually likes to be left alone for a bit and then likes to be comforted. MB said that they do not really cope with their stress without each other. They do occasionally go out with their own group of friends without one another, but that does not have to do with relieving stress. The B's have a possibility of developing a dysfunctional coping style because they deal with their stress in limited ways (Friedman et al., 2003). Synthesis Overall, the B's are a functional family in the transition of developing into a new stage. ...read more.

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different scenarios Giving ideas to the family will help them find new ways to meet their partner's emotional needs and also develop their own. 3. Family will be able to find family support if issues arise within one week Nurse will give a list of family counselors and support groups to MB and FB If dysfunction does arise, MB and FB will be able to find a third party to help solve and find ways to fix the problem 4. Family members will be able to be flexible with their roles within one week Nurse will educate family the importance of being flexible with their roles Education about the importance of flexibility will help FB and MB avoid less stress in their family (Friedman et al., 2003). Evaluations For Long Term Outcomes 1. MB and FB will not yell when frustrated 2. MB and FB each will be able to name five things that stress their partner out and name three signs or symptoms of being "stressed out" 3. MB and FB will state what roles they completed for their partner after one month Evaluations For Short Term Outcomes 1. Parents will be able to tell the nurse two new ways to socialize by discharge and six new ways by three weeks 2. Parents will name two new ways to meet their partner's needs after one week 3. Parents will name where their list is and who they would call in two different situations after one week 4. ...read more.

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