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The Framework of Systemic Organization
A Conceptual Approach to Families and Nursing


September 1995 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
For the first time Marie-Luise Friedemann's theory for nursing that centers primarily on the family is presented in its entirety. Friedemann provides a clear description of the framework of systemic organization, validating the concepts through existing research findings and case studies that explore the use of the framework with families. While explaining the interaction of modifying factors such as the family structure, life span considerations, and cultural influences within the family, The Framework of Systemic Organization emphasizes family health and healthy adaptation to change. It then focuses on crises resulting from illness and the environment--such as poverty and homelessness--and explores the effects these factors have on family members' wellness. Throughout the volume, the author guides the reader toward a concept of nursing that unifies theory, clinical expertise, and research in seeking to advocate and support health and well-being in each individual and family. This invaluable book reinforces the holistic approach to nursing and serves as a comprehensive resource. The Framework of Systemic Organization is a must for graduate and undergraduate nursing courses. The volume will also be of interest to students in family studies, social work, occupational therapy, and other health care/public health professions. "Using a holistic approach to nursing, this volume centers primarily on the family and its adaptability throughout the life span and in times of crisis. The author expands on her original framework by validating its concepts through research findings and case studies and explains the interaction of factors such as family structure and cultural influences. She then focuses on a wide range of family crises, from addictions and violence to chronically ill family members to unemployment and poverty, and explores their effects on the family's well-being. Students in social work, family studies, and health care will find this to be a useful resource. --Journal of Social Work Education "This book presents a nursing theory that performs the valuable service of acknowledging the importance of the family as context and unit of service in health and illness. The book provides a useful resource for both family nursing and nursing theory." --Doody's Nursing Book Review Home Page

Ann Whall
Foreword
 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: THE FRAMEWORK OF SYSTEMIC ORGANIZATION
 
The Framework and Its Propositions
 
Nursing of Families and Family Members
 
PART TWO: INFLUENTIAL FACTORS IN THE FAMILY PROCESS AND RESEARCH
 
Family Type Considerations
 
Life-Span Considerations
 
Cultural Considerations
 
Research with the Framework of Systemic Organization
Basic Considerations and Issues

 
 
PART THREE: FAMILIES IN CRISIS: CRISES ARISING WITHIN THE LIFE PROCESS
 
Introduction
 
Crises with Developmental Transitions
 
Crises with Change in Family Structure
 
Crises with Addictions and Violence
 
Research with the Family Life Process and Crisis
 
PART FOUR: FAMILIES IN CRISIS: CRISIS WITH DISEASE AND DEATH
 
Introduction
 
Families and the Acute Care System
 
Families and the Crisis of Death
 
Families with Chronically Ill Members
 
Families with Chronic Mental Illness/Developmental Disabilities
 
Research with Families Who Experience Disease and Illness
 
PART FIVE: FAMILIES IN CRISIS: CRISIS FROM THE ENVIRONMENT
 
Introduction
 
Affront from a Hostile Environment
 
Roles in the Workplace and Family Crisis
 
Families and Unemployment
 
Families and Chronic Poverty
 
Research on Environmental/Economic Conditions and Families
 
CONCLUDING REMARKS

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