Describe the features of family assessment and explain why it is important to undertake a family assessment.

Nursing assessment of a family
?The aim of this assignment is to apply evidence based nursing care to the assessment of a family. When an infant, young child or adolescent experiences a health or social issue, the issue can impact upon all family members. Nurses working in acute care and community settings need to understand the functioning of the family unit so they can care for and assist the whole family. There are several family assessment tools that may be used by nurses to perform a family assessment and it is important to understand the strengths and the limitations of any family assessment tool you use in clinical practice.
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