The Lyle Family

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The following ecomap and genogram relationship was constructed after an interview with the Lyle family. The Lyle family household involves a married couple and three young boys. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the ecomap and genogram findings, describe the relationships between the family members and environment. In addition, I will also identify nursing intervention strategies that support positive relationships and decrease family stressors. According to Kaakinen, Coehlo, Steele, Tabacco, and Harmon Hanson (2015), nurses must be cognizant of difficulties that childbearing families may confront so that the plan of care is appropriate.
D.L. is a 45-year-old attorney who has been married to A.L. for 15 years. A.L. is a 35-year-old
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As a family nurse, it is important to focus on the family as a whole and ensure each member is addressed. The nurse can collaborate with the family to formulate a plan for what are the most important issues to work on and create goals. The family nurse should always be aware and value the racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic differences of the family (Kaakinen, Coehlo, Steele, Tabacco, & Harmon Hanson, 2015). It is vital that the strong relationships with the church, extended family, and counselor be supported throughout the plan of care. The nurse could encourage A.L. to seek another primary care physician, specialist, or holistic practitioner who would address her emotional needs as well as her physical needs. In this manner, it would reduce many stressors for A.L. This new physician could be successful in managing her rheumatoid arthritis which would reduce her pain. As a result, her ability to type at work would improve and her relationship with her husband and children could be nurtured. Controlling A.L.’s health issues could strengthen the family dynamics, parenting, employment obstacle, and domestic issues. The nurse could also promote a family routine which provides stability and a healthy sense of predictability during this difficult time (Kaakinen, Coehlo, Steele, Tabacco, & Harmon Hanson, 2015). According to Solem, Christophersen, and Martinussen (2011), stress interventions should be integrated in the planning to promote coping and augment quality of life for both parents and
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