Appropriate for students and clinicians alike, this popular text addresses the full practice of family nursing--from assessment to diagnosis to intervention. Teaching holistic, philosophical approach, it details the theoretical foundations family nursing as well as nursing theories in family nursing practice. Revised content throughout provides a comprehensive and relevant presentation, with updated statistics and references as well as new chapters that address practice areas. Well-organized and complete, this is the ideal resource for building a sound theoretical background of nursing interventions. FEATURES INCLUDE *New Family vignettes at the end of each chapter apply content to real-life situations. *New Chapters addressing practice areas include family assessment, family diagnoses, and family nursing interventions. *New Coverage of family nursing practice gives comprehensive treatment to gender differences, sociocultural variation, and differences created by health alterations. *New Chapter outlines detail core content and organize learning goals. *Family assessment model details the knowledge needed to complete 4tssesstnent and develop diagnoses and intervention guidelines.
*Chapter-end summaries, questions and answers highlight essential information and test understanding. *Discussions of advanced clinical practice settings offer insight into the field.