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  • What is a Family Nursing Construct?

    A family nursing construct is an abstraction or mental representation inferred from family health or family care focused situations or behaviors. (Polit and Beck, 2008; Abate, 2002)

  • Family Fear

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    Lynn Kuechle

    (Bay & Algase, 1999)

    “a …motivated state where …threat guides behavior. ..A defensive response to perceived threat or result of exposure to an environmental reminiscent of the original fear experience.” Critical attributes include a focus on the threat and behavioral change with feelings of dread, scared and frightened (Bay & Algase, 1999).  Acknowledge the illness experience may pose fear and threats to the family unit and individual family member

    ·        Create opportunities for nurse to be viewed as resource

    ·        Use nurse presence techniques of eye contact, appropriate touch, and reassuring voice

    ·        Encourage discussion regarding fears of the individual and family experience

    ·        Provide assurances and explanations

    ·        Provide thorough explanations of environment and event

    ·        Reassure family that fear is understandable and expressing fears may be helpful

    ·        Empower family members to search for protective factors

    ·        Take actions to minimize fear from family waiting, uncertainty, and distresses

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