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A look at the assessment and health promotion objectives for a high-risk family group.
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The paper focuses on a high-risk family group, specifically, those who live with and experience violence, namely, partner-to-partner violence. The paper identifies four health promotion and disease prevention objectives applicable to this high-risk group and discusses this group's health profile along with an explanation of the high risk condition and associated behaviors or patterns. The paper assesses the family type with the use of applicable theories and identifies applicable Healthy People 2010 objectives for one of the health problems common to this high-risk group. Finally, the paper discusses nursing intervention strategies and case manager duties.

Four Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives Applicable to the Specific High-Risk Family Group
Summary of the Health Profile of the Specific High-Risk Family Group with Explanation of the High Risk Condition and Associated Behaviors or Patterns
Describe Assessment of the Family Type Selected with Use of Applicable Theories
Identify Applicable Healthy People 2010 Objectives for One of the Health Problems Common to this High-Risk Group.
Nursing Intervention Strategies and Case Manager Duties

From the Paper:

"As you are addressing the assessments to be performed with regard to the victim of violence, it is important to remember the pattern of the cycle of violence and to assess which phase the patient is in right now. By understanding the phase the patient is in at the moment, you can more readily process the meaning and perspective and immediate needs of your patient. The battering itself occurs in repeated cycles:
(1) Phase One: Tension building
(2) Phase Two: Severe battering
(3) Phase Three: Honeymoon Stage - repeated apologies, offering of gifts, and seeking forgiveness for the violence (Walker, 1979).
It is also important to note and make sure that your questions reflect that you understand that the abuse is not the victims fault (Walker, 1979).
"Lenore Walker, author of The Battered Syndrome, established that a syndrome developed from the abuse, rather than being the cause of it. Walker's research revealed the battered women believed they were helpless in trying to escape the abusive relationships and they felt they had no control over what was happening in their lives (Walker, 1979). Given that the syndrome can make a woman (or a man) feel helpless and out of control, it is important for the care provider to address this concern, especially if the helplessness is coupled with feelings of depression and low self-worth due to increased risk for suicide."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brown, C. (2007, December 9). Battered Women: Understanding Domestic Violence. Suite101.com.
  • From Violence Against Women: Effects on Reproductive Health. (2002, September). Outlook, 20.
  • Health Effects of Domestic Violence. (2003, September 10). Retrieved from The Advocates for Human Rights.
  • Randall, T. (1990). Domestic violence begets other problems which physicians must be aware to be effective. The Journal of the American Medical Association. Retrieved from American Medical Association.
  • United States., Dept. of Health and Human Services. (2000). Healthy People 2010: tracking healthy people 2010. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

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