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Theoretical Perspectives Family Assessment

Which theoretical perspective, that guides the nursing process with assessment of the family, do you find to be the most helpful and effective? Why is this theory more appealing to you than the others?

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The Structural Functionalist Theory has been used as the forbearer in regards to explaining family units in the United States beginning in the mid-50s and into the early 60s. This theoretical framework is predicated upon the traditional family style that was evident throughout the United States prior to the industrial revolution, which was the extended family, becoming upended and morphing into the isolated nuclear family unit. The ...

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