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Family Unit: Effect of Biases, Attitudes or Beliefs

Please help me with these questions:

1. What biases, attitudes or beliefs do you have about the family unit?
2. Will these biases, attitudes and beliefs affect your ability in dealing with today's diverse family unit?
3. How have changes in health care policies or trends impacted your practice of nursing?

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1. What biases, attitudes or beliefs do you have about the family unit? Will these biases, attitudes and beliefs affect your ability in dealing with today's diverse family unit?

This question is asking you to identify you own biases, attitudes or beliefs about family units. For example, people can have certain biases, attitudes or beliefs about family units, such as a nuclear family bias, which is based on the belief that the nuclear family unit (e.g., married husband and wife and children) is the best family unit, and that other types of family units (e.g., single parents family units, common law marriages, same sex partner family units) are deficient in some way. Anti-homosexual bias often arises from a belief that homosexual behaviors are wrong, which also is reflected in the anti-same sex marriages and family units (1). The most prominent of the secular arguments against homosexual marriages is based on the belief that marriage is defined by its procreative nature - others argue that the fact that heterosexual spouses who are infertile or childless by choice have the same legal rights as married couples with children, so it should be for the homosexual marriages. (2) Likewise, when single women have children, some people based on the belief that it is wrong to have children when you are single and engage in premarital sex shun it. Biases often result in negative attitudes (e.g., same sex parents have no right to think about adopting children; children of single parents are real trouble makers. etc.) towards other types of family units. Discrimination is often a result of biases. (3)

We all hold certain biases, attitudes or ...

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This solution discusses personal biases, attitudes or beliefs about the family unit, and how these biases, attitudes and beliefs affect a person's ability in dealing with today's diverse family unit. It then examines how these changes in health care policies or trends impacted your practice of nursing. References are included.

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