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Family and diversity Nurse 10 Mercy College Fall 2012 Family and diversity Introduction The scope of nursing involves provision of care to the society, at individual, family and community level, to ensure people’s well being through prevention and treatment of diseases and disorders.
Effects of the course on my professional practice The course has influenced me by developing my insight into the two topics, family, and diversity, towards understanding their impacts on people’s quality of life and the need for appropriate nursing intervention. The concept of nuclear family and its significance on social factors that eventually have direct effects on well being is for example notable from the readings. Bringing children up in a normal family set up with both the father and the mother is for example beneficial and lead to children’s well being. This is true as compared to condition of children who are brought up by single parents, either because the parents’ divorce or because they were born out of wedlock. The course material, with this respect, advocates for promotion of normal family set ups. While such knowledge seems to be more social oriented than a concern in nursing, it has developed my consciousness about the social importance of the family as a construct towards children’s well being. This is particularly because of the relationship between psychological and physiological health and the fact that enhanced emotional health promotes physiological health through preventive approaches (Coleman and Ganong, 2003). ...
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