Harmony is a nursing student who works part-time in a community behavioral health clinic that is subsidized by a large university. Harmony is interested in psychiatric nursing and working with clients who suffer from chronic mental illness. Since beginning work in the clinic, Harmony has learned that families who experience chronic mental illness have little capacity to organize health promotion behaviors as they try to deal with immediate and serious problems.
1. Mrs. Rainwater’s husband is an alcoholic, and her teenage daughter is pregnant with her second child. What aspects make the Rainwater family a vulnerable family? Discuss
2. The Rainwater family is a multiproblem family with disturbed internal dynamics. What other problems may the Rainwater family face in addition to their disturbed internal dynamics? Discuss.
3. Harmony meets with the Rainwater family to discuss treatment options for Mrs. Rainwater. What type of communication should Harmony use for this family with multiple problems? Discuss.