NUR422 BLACK BOARD ASSIGNMENT WEEK 8
Theconsideration of chronic care interventions necessitates thedetermination of patterns and profiles regarding management of thedisease as well as a typology of a family as balanced, emotionallystrained, traditional and disconnected. These elements significantlycontributed towards the formulation of ways in which familymanagement style frameworks (FMSF) affects illness care (Kaakinen,Coehlo, Steele & Hanson, 2015). One of the management typesdescribed entails endurance which involves accepting the conditionand developing ways to attend to the patient’s capabilities andaddressing their vulnerabilities. However, the costs incurred infamily caregiving for these chronic diseases are relatively high. Forinstance, studies indicated that illnesses such as autism in childrennecessitate regular out-of-pocket healthcare ranging from $2,669 to$69,906 each year which accounts for 15 percent. Some of the costsincurred are covered by insurance while the rest are left to thefamily to cater for expenses such as water, equipment, specialclothes, and heating.
Consequently,the possible economic impact on family resources over time forfamilies with children suffering from chronic illness such as autismand diabetes include, lack of full-time employment. These may befollowed closely by financial burdens as well as increased chargesfor everyday living expenses that require inclusion in the healthcare plans provided by insurance policies. Parents to such childrenmay also lose their payment in wages as they need to take severaldays off from work to provide them with adequate care (Kaakinen,Coehlo, Steele & Hanson, 2015). The management of these factorsindicates instances of struggle as the parents lack anticipation ofthe potential problems and thus tend to react in different ways.Nevertheless, family caregiving saves insurance carriers andgovernment institutions an average of 20 to 40 percent of the expenseincurred in providing health care services and equipment to thepatients. The savings occur in the form of day-to-day care for thepatient.
Familytherapy plays a significant role in helping the people close to thepatient develop ways of accommodating the illness. It also helpsparents enhance their abilities in managing the chronic condition byviewing life in a normal way which in turn helps the patient developthe capability to live their everyday life. Family-centered carebrings about active participation between families and medicalpractitioners that boost the understanding of the concept ofnormalization. Accommodation involves the assistance of therapistswho helps the family members make appropriate decisions together andutilize their resources and strengths to address the potentialproblems (Kaakinen, Coehlo, Steele & Hanson, 2015). Medicalpractitioners also offer assistance through pointing out possibleways through which family members may take care of their patients inthe absence of physicians. These techniques may involve clarificationon the appropriate treatment, expectations for the future welfare andadequate knowledge and tools on taking care of their patient.
Kaakinen, J. R.,Coehlo, D. P., Steele, R., Tabacco, A., &Hanson, S. M. (2015). Familyhealth care nursing: Theory, practice, and research (4th Ed.).F.A. Davis Company.