In this assessment, you gather information for a family assessment and look at the medical history and social influences on a family unit. You present this in a genogram and ecomap. You also conduct a windshield survey of the community in which your chosen family resides. 

                                   ASSIGNMENT  DIRECTIONS

Apply Competency 1 Knowledge/Skill Part 1: Abuse and Neglect: Orientation Project

                           PART 1: Family Assessment

Select a family within your community as the basis for completion of Competency 1 and 3 assessments in this course.

Complete and submit a signed Family Release of Confidentiality form to your course instructor prior to your first point of contact with the selected family.

Review the key points of therapeutic conversation.

Formulate key questions for obtaining valuable information.

Ensure your family assessment addresses:

  • Identifying data
  • Developmental stage and history of family
  • Environmental data
  • Family structure
  • Family functions
  • Family stress and coping
  • Family composition

Provide a brief overview of the family members.

Complete a genogram and ecomap.

Format your assessment data as follows:

  • 875-word summary
  • Submit your genogram and ecomap as a mind map or other visual representation.

                                            PART 2

Apply Competency 1 Knowledge/Skill Part 2: Community Assessment

Review the windshield survey aid.

Review the Windshield Survey Resources

Observe your family’s community by driving around the area.

Consider aspects of the community that could affect residents’ health and any HealthyPeople Leading Health Indicators that may be applicable to the community.

Conduct a windshield survey that addresses the following components:

·         The age, nature, and condition of the community’s available housing

·         Infrastructure needs—roads, bridges, streetlights, and so on

·         The presence or absence of functioning businesses and industrial facilities

·         The location, condition, and use of public spaces

·         The amount of activity on the streets at various times of the day, week, or year

·         The noise level in various parts of the community

·         The amount and movement of traffic at various times of day

·         The location and condition of public buildings—the city or town hall, courthouse, and so on

·         Walkability of community; walking paths/biking paths/safety? Proximity for walkability to community resources?

·         Public transportation availability? Cost? Accessibility?

·         Social service centers? Public libraries? Parks? Churches? Community centers? Recreation centers?

·         Health care facilities? How many? Clinics? Hospitals? Accessibility of health care resources?

·         Food/nutrition? Food deserts? Grocery stores?

·         Homeless population? Homeless services?

·         Police/fire presence?

·         Schools? Location? Physical condition of schools?

Compile your windshield survey data, using the Windshield Survey Template to include:

·         Data overview of all community components as identified in the Community Tool Box Resource

·         Strengths of community as evidenced by windshield survey

·         Weaknesses (gaps in service) as evidenced by windshield survey

·         Develop 1 family nursing diagnosis based upon identified gap in community resources as an indicator of potential poor health outcomes

Windshield Survey Resources

Review these resources for information about completing a windshield survey:

·         Table 6-1 (p. 267) of Community/Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Health of Populations 

·         Assess page from HealthyPeople,gov  

·         Section 21. Windshield and Walking Surveys from the Community Tool Box  ctb.ku.edu.  

·         Windshield Survey Aid  

Format your assessment data as follows:

  • 875-word summary

COMPETENCY  ASSESSMENT RUBRIC

                                                          PART 1

1.      The family assessment fully articulated identifying data, developmental stage and history of family, environmental data, family structure, family functions, family stress and coping, and family composition

2.      The summary fully related an overview of the family members.

3.      The summary included a fully developed genogram and ecomap.

 

                                                           PART 2

1.      The survey fully articulated the age, nature, and condition of the community’s available housing; infrastructure needs such as roads, bridges, and streetlights; the presence or absence of functioning businesses and industrial facilities; the location, condition, and use of public spaces; the location and condition of public buildings—the city or town hall, courthouse, and so on; and the schools available along with their location and physical condition.

2.      The survey fully described the level of activity in the community, including the amount of activity on the streets at various times of the day, week, or year; the noise level in various parts of the community; the amount of movement of traffic at various times of the day; and the walkability of the community.

3.      The survey fully explained the services and resources available to the community, including the presence, cost, and accessibility of public transportation; the presence of social service centers, public libraries, parks, churches, community centers, and recreation centers; the availability of health care facilities, including how many there are, clinics and hospitals present, and accessibility of health care resources; resources for food and nutrition, including the presence of grocery stores and/or food deserts; and homeless services available to the homeless population.

4.      The survey fully summarized the extent of police and fire services in the community.

5.      The windshield survey data were fully appraised with a data overview of all community components as identified in the Community Tool Box Resource and the identification of strengths and weaknesses (gaps in service) of the community.

6.      The survey data fully developed 1 family nursing diagnosis based upon an identified gap in community resources as an indicator of potential poor health outcomes.

 

 

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