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[Type text]BENEFITS OF A FAMILY STRENGTHS ASSESSMENT FOR CLINICAL (HEALTHCARE)PRACTICE AND PROMOTING FAMILY HEALTHSTUDENT:INSTITUTION:DATE:
NURSING:2The Australian Family Strengths Nursing Assessment (AFSNA) is designed to give nurses anability to describe families basing on the most important qualities of affection, togetherness,positive communication, acceptance, sharing activities, commitment, support, spiritual well-being, and resilience. The tools help nurses to understand relationships and systems ofindividuals with the other members of a family. Families are complex and assessment ofstrengths of families enables the provision of health care services beyond the traditional holisticin culturally safe settings.Strengths in the functioning and working of the family and the patient as a whole person help inthe provision of better support through health care decisions. It is based on the strongestcharacteristics to fortify a family rather than improving the weaknesses in the functioning of afamily(Barbara, Brage, & John, 2007).The multi-disciplinary teams and nurses will then be ableto figure out the health position, understand what the situation means to the individual family andhence address their specific needs.Every family setting has its own understanding of treatment procedures and diseases in additionto the differences in strengths and weaknesses. This means that a generalized approach by thenurses will not be effective in the provision of healthcare services. There is a need for anapproach for a collaborative relationship between the family, patient, MDT, and nurses. Workingtogether with the stakeholders will develop an applicable solution to health problems throughshared decision-making will create a patient-centered healthcare plan(Smith, & Ford, 2013)Nurses will help families to outline their visions, goals, future hopes by the provision ofcounselling and support for improved health. The support measures are centered at theidentification of strengths and provision of feedback, assisting in the development of the goalsand offer information services about community resources and services. Strength-based care will
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