FAMILY HEALTH ASSESSMENT 5
Based on roles and relationship patterns, the family has ok relationships with friends,
family and coworkers. They stated that it is difficult to get together with others outside of their
immediate family due to everyone’s busy schedules. The family communicates and resolves
issues within the family by having a family meeting at the dining room table and talking about
the problem, the children can voice their concerns but the mother and father have the final say.
The household tasks are divided amongst the family members by days of the week. The children
do some chores Sunday through Friday, the mother does housework Saturday and Sunday and
the father and son complete the outside yard work.
In terms of sexuality pattern, the assessment was more focused on the parents. They
mutually agreed that their love life is satisfying and they are very happy with one another. The
only dissatisfaction in their love life is that they wish they had more time together, this is a
challenge because the husband works third shift. A current practice of theirs for maintaining a
healthy love life is having date lunches while the kids are at school.
Based on the coping pattern, the family stated that they cope with stress well as a family.
Some of the current stressors in their family are the father working third shift and the mother
attending nursing school. They have open communication, talk a lot and everyone helps out
when they need to. The family’s current support system is each other and their grandmother. The
wife stated that her family is very good about stepping up to help her make it through finals for
school. Typically her mother will bring meals over for the family, when she is having a stressful
semester in school. The family stated that they solve problems best by addressing them right
away and having a meeting together at the dining room table to talk about the problem.