Family Assessment Paper

NRS-429VN: Family-Centered Health Promotion

Refer back to the interview and evaluation you conducted in the Topic 2 Family Health Assessment assignment. Identify the social determinates of health (SDOH) contributing to the family’s health status. In a 750-1,000 word paper, create a plan of action to incorporate health promotion strategies for this family. Include the following:

  1. Describe the SDOH that affects the family health status. What is the impact of these SDOHs on the family? Discuss why these factors are prevalent in this family.


  2. Based on the information gathered through the family health assessment, recommend age-appropriate screenings for each family member. Provide support and rationale for your suggestions.
  3. Choose a health model to assist in creating a plan of action. Describe the model selected. Discuss the reasons why this health model is the best choice for this family. Provide a rationale for your reasoning.
  4. Using the model, outline the steps for family-centered health promotion. Include strategies for communication Family Assessment Paper.

Cite at least three peer-reviewed or scholarly sources to complete this assignment. Sources should be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Student A. Sample Name here Comment by Lori Jerina: See this example of the title page in 7th edition. Note there is no running head and that the title is now in bold See how I filled in the elements according to the template as well.

Grand Canyon University

NRS-429VN: Family-Centered Health Promotion

Dr. Lori Jerina


1Assignment Due Date here

Family Health Assessment Part 1

Remember to place to put an introductory paragraph telling your readers why the topic of your paper is important. One or two sentences are good. Be sure to include your thesis statement here. A thesis statement is also called a purpose statement. It would look like this. The purpose of this paper is ( then follow it with a concise statement about what you will be writing about. A thesis statement should only be 1 or 2 sentences long. Be concise! ) Comment by Lori Jerina: See my example of how to start your paper with an introduction and a thesis statement. Again, note that there is no running head and now in 7th edition, the title of the paper is now in bold. See the comments regarding being concise!

Family Structure Comment by Lori Jerina: Again, see that the heading is centered and in bold. Note that on this paper it is the second rubric element. That is because the first rubric element ( the questionnaire) will be the Appendix as the last part of the paper as I have shown.

Now you can address this section of the rubric under this heading. According to the rubric, you will want to address the family structure of the family you interviewed. You will want at least one or two paragraphs under this heading. To obtain an excellent you will want to address all the items the rubric suggests ( individuals, attributes, composition-see the rubric!)Family Assessment Paper. Be sure to cite anything that needs to be cited. Remember that if something is paraphrased, is not your words or work, a citation will be needed.

Family Health and Behaviors Comment by Lori Jerina: Again, note how this heading reflects the grading rubric.

You will now want to address this rubric element with several paragraphs of text. This section asks you to describe the family’s health behaviors and current overall health. Be sure to cite what is needed as well.

Health Findings Comment by Lori Jerina: Again, note the heading is centered and is a concise statement of what the rubric asks for

Again, now it will be time to address this element of the grading with a few paragraphs of text. This rubric element is asking you to identify two functional health patterns and three health problems as well as any barriers you noted from your assessment. You should demonstrate insight from your assessment findings here as to why you identified them as strength and weaknesses.

Family Systems Theory Comment by Lori Jerina: Again note the last heading and the instructions below

For this section, you will want to address family systems theory and apply it to your family. You will want to show and describe how to use family systems theory to obtain an excellent rating. This means you will show how you plan to use the theory. Be sure to look to the evidence and cite what is needed. Doing so shows you are supporting what you are saying by looking to the evidence.


Comment by Lori Jerina: Everyone once again review reference page format. This is essential. It should be in hanging indent form. Remember-if you do not have a citation for the reference, it can NOT be listed on your reference page.

American Nurses Association. (n.d.). Scope of practice.

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (2014). Improving cultural competence (HHS Publication No. 14-4849). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Copeland, T., Henderson, B., Mayer, B., & Nicholson, S. (2013). Three different paths for tabletop gaming in school libraries. Library Trends, 61(4), 825–835. Family Assessment Paper

Holland, R. A., & Forrest, B. K. (2017). Good arguments: Making your case in writing and public speaking. Baker Academic.

Appendix Comment by Lori Jerina: See where to place the appendix. It is after the reference page. You may place it in numerical order or in bullet points under each system. Be sure to consult the rubric so you get all the points.


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