The objective of doing the genogram is to get to know the patient by gaining understanding of his/her family background. Assessing the family using systemic approach enables health care providers to learn about the ways in which family members interact, what are the family expectations and norms, how effective is the members communication, who makes decisions and how the family deals with life time stressors (Hockenberry & Wilson, 2007). This paper outlines the assessment and analysis of the three generation of Wits’ and Smiths’ families, its relationship, health pattern, habits, tradition and structure. It also provides a nursing teaching plan. The interview was conduced with Alina Wit, a second generation mother of three.
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When parents show affection to their children then it will enhance children development and reduce problematic behavior (Talen, Stephens, Marik & Buchholz, 2007). For example, the members of this household always appreciate achievements, skills and talents that make each and every member of the family unique. When Jane or Poll gets a good grate from a test, their mom would make a huge diner for everyone to celebrate.
The next strength that this family presents with is adaptability. Stable life patterns enable family to deal with many challenges inevitable in life. However without such a patter chaos would result. Strong family like Wits stays flexible, realizing that changing their routine can help them cope with the stress. For example, when they moved out from Poland to New York it was a life changing situation for every member in the family. They moved to the place that they hardly knew and the language that they did not understand. They survived because they were able to change and adapt to new rules and responsibilities. For example, when the children went to the school and started learning English, they were the one that had to take care of their parents.
No family is perfect. Every family goes through some downs and ups. It is true with Wits. A huge challenge for Alina’s family has been her sickness. A month ago, Alina had a lumpectomy and now she is getting radiation therapy and soon will be getting chemotherapy. This situation has been very stressful on the