Discuss how the five areas of focus for the functional health patterns could help improve our understanding of the people we care for.
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Marjory Gordon's functional health patterns assesses patients as a whole by first examining function levels in interrelated areas. This includes, for example, diet, sleep, sexual activity, and stress-coping mechanisms. This allows health professionals to pinpoint what areas of the patient's life is being affected by a particular disease or disability and provide the best care.
Her five areas of focus within the functional health patterns are: Pattern, Individual-environmental, Age-developmental, Functional, and Cultural.
The Pattern Focus requires the professional to examine the exact pattern of behaviour within that functional area over time (eg. ...
This solution of 392 words discusses the five areas of focus for the functional health patterns of patients, gives a brief description of each focus and how it can improve healthcare service. Three references used are included in the solution.