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This descriptive study explores from a family perspective the positive and negative reactions of parents caring for children with Sturge-Weber Syndrome, a rare, progressive, congenital disease. The study, using three standardized instruments, considers perceptions of family functioning and the...
This study describes a group of six African American grandmothers parenting their grandchildren secondary to cocaine abuse on the part of the parents. It explores the manner in which such parenting affected the grandmothers’ health. Data for this ethnography design were collected through...
An increased incidence of HIV infection in adolescents has led researchers to examine factors that influence young people’s sexual behaviors. One of these factors is parent-adolescent communication about sexuality. In this study, two measurements of this communication were developed and tested...
Although thousands of Vietnamese refugees have found sanctuary in the United States during the past 30 years, few descriptions exist about the manner in which the Vietnamese family functions in this country. Using the phenomenological method, open-ended interviews on health, illness, and family...
This article explores the Family Health System (FHS) approach, which offers a holistic perspective in examination, assessment, and care delivery for families. It demonstrates that other theoretical models can be integrated to offer family systems nursing in comprehensive assessment and care...
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