Family Issues in Health Care Practice


Study designed to create an awareness of health related issues facing the contemporary family. Skills learned include assessing families using a variety of assessment tools. Topics discussed include interventions for families with chronic illnesses, families caring for elderly relatives, and families experiencing stress related to life changes; health promotion strategies for maintaining healthy families; and the impact on health care of families who have experienced such things as the death of a child, adoption, and inadequate health care coverage. The role of the professional in delivering alternative approaches to health care, such as music therapy, touch, and spirituality, are discussed. Restricted to the BAH, BHS, BHM, BHP, BPA majors. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Scheduled by Special Arrangement.