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Family Values and Health Care
A discussion on the role and impact of family values in health care.
# 141248 | 1,250 words | 4 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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The paper discusses how the family acts as a system of values, beliefs and interests, both personal and as a social construct. The paper further discusses how values are not immutable and can be severely challanged by physical and emotional trauma as characterized by severe illness. The paper shows how the health professional can assist by acting as a family adjunct and providing empowerment in key family values and coping issues.

From the Paper:

"Family values are the embodiment of beliefs, meanings, and practices that are both personally and socially constructed and acted out individually and collectively as a unit (as cited in Aston, 2006, p. 61). Nevertheless, it is important to understand the difference between the family ideals we propose to live by - and the family we actually live with, the circumstances and context of the social environment of the times we live in, as well as the emotional and physical state of our health. Pro-family rhetoric and positive family values idealized are powerful forces that perhaps set standards above and beyond the capacities of those..."

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