Understanding family structure and style is essential to patient and family care. Conducting a family interview and
needs assessment gathers information to identify strengths, as well as potential barriers to health. This
information ultimately helps develop family-centered strategies for support and guidance.
This family health assessment is a two-part assignment. The information you gather in this initial assignment will
be utilized for the second assignment in Topic 3.
Develop an interview questionnaire to be used in a family-focused functional assessment. The questionnaire must
include three open-ended, family-focused questions to assess functional health patterns for each of the following:
1. Values/Health Perception
9. Role Relationship
Select a family, other than your own, and seek permission from the family to conduct an interview. Utilize the
interview questions complied in your interview questionnaire to conduct a family-focused functional assessment.
Document the responses as you conduct the interview.
Upon completion of the interview, write a 750-1,000-word paper. Analyze your assessment findings. Submit your
questionnaire as an appendix with your assignment.
Include the following in your paper:
1. Describe the family structure. Include individuals and any relevant attributes defining the family
composition, race/ethnicity, social class, spirituality, and environment.
2. Summarize the overall health behaviors of the family. Describe the current health of the family.
3. Based on your findings describe at least two of the functional health pattern strengths noted in the
findings. Discuss three areas in which health problems or barriers to health were identified.
4. Describe how family systems theory can be applied to solicit changes in family members that, in turn,
initiate positive changes to the overall family functions over time.
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.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success