Test Bank For Family Health Care Nursing Theory Practice 5 Ed by Joanna Rowe Kaakinen, Deborah Padgett Coehlo
introduction to the Instructor’s Guide
Author: Deborah Padgett Coehlo, Ph.D., RN
Contributors: Diane Bauer, MS, RN; Kari Firestone, RN, MSN; Kathleen Bell, RN, MSN, CNM,
AHN-BC; Jane Palmieri, MSN, RN
This instructor’s guide is designed to provide strategies for teaching family nursing to undergraduate and graduate nursing students and to already practicing professional nurses who are learning to be more family-focused in their nursing care. The editors of this textbook and instructor’s guide believe that the best nurses are those who expand their scientific knowledge through creative and reflective thought, behavior, and experiences using evidence-based practices.
The authors of the Family Health Care Nursing: Theory, Practice and Research, fifth edition, Instructor’s Guide utilize the University of British Columbia (UBC) model of teaching (Thorne, Chillings, Ellis, & Perry, 1992), which incorporates activities for understanding, reflection, behavioral experiences, and growth throughout this manual.
This UBC model, originally designed for nursing care of individuals, has been adapted for the instructor’s guide to be applied to families, recognizing the uniqueness of each individual family and the nursing role in providing care during critical periods in the family life cycle. Family nurses’ many roles assist families in strengthening their abilities, enhancing protective strategies, sustaining strengths, and developing positive coping strategies through therapeutic communication and holistic care.
By helping nursing faculty teach and guide undergraduate and graduate nursing students, as well as practicing professional nurses, to explore individual and family meanings attached to health events, the fifth edition textbook and instructor’s guide can help shape ideas, develop trust, and nurture therapeutic relationships between the health care system and families.