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Childhood Diabetes' Impact on Families
An exploration of the impact of childhood diabetes on families.
# 105303 | 1,611 words | 7 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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The paper looks at the Calgary assessment model (CFAM), which is a means for evaluating the impact of change and illness on families and for assessing family strengths and problems for the sake of a management plan. The paper discusses the functional and developmental areas of family assessment and analyzes literature to determine whether it corresponds to the CFAM. The paper then looks at approaches to support the family in the cognitive and affective domains. The paper concludes that the literature strongly correlates with the CFAM and indicates that the family possesses the resources required to cope with a child who has diabetes.

Key Aspects of Topic Related to Family Health
Critical Analysis of Literature

From the Paper:

"The two areas of family assessment to be discussed are the functional and developmental, which presume the nurse has a comprehensive understanding of the family structure. Developmental assessment is based on the belief that "families comprise people who have a shared history and a shared future" (Wright & Leahey, 2000, p. 97). Family development is marked and shaped by family life cycle events such as chronic illness, divorce and remarriage. It is a pattern of stability and change where gender and culture are important. Family development is a complex process which includes biological, sociological, psychological, and cultural progressions (Wright & Leahey, 2000)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gallo, A.M. & Szychlinski, C. (2003). Self-perception and family functioning in healthy school-age siblings of children with asthma and diabetes, and healthy children. Journal of Family Nursing, 9(4), 414-434.
  • Lawson, T. (2007). Family coping and disease control when a child has type1 diabetes mellitus. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 12(1), 49-53.
  • Leonard, B. & Jang, Y. (2005). Adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Family functioning and metabolic control. Journal of Family Nursing, 11(2), 102-121.
  • Powers, S. & Byars, K. (2002). Parent report of mealtime behavior and parenting stress in young children with type 1 diabetes and in healthy control subjects. Diabetes Care, 25(2), 313-319.
  • Viikinsalo, M. & Crawford, D. (2005). Conflicts between young adolescents with type 1 diabetes and their parents. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 10(2), 69-81.

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