Family Health Nursing is like baking a cake and here's why......
Baking a cake starts off by deciding what type of cake we want to make. In family health nursing we need to determine the goals our clients have and the outcomes they expect.
As family health nurses we need to collaborate with families to ensure that the care we provide is tailored to their needs. In baking a cake we need to find the technique that works best.
Baking cakes involve working with different ingredients. When working with families, we also have to consider each individual as they collectively make up the family system.
Baking cakes also involve working with the ingredients and tools we have. In family nursing, we need assess the strengths and weaknesses of our clients and also understand their lived experiences.
To make the best tasting cake, we want to use ingredients that are of quality. In family health nursing we want to work with strengths of our clients to promote health, facilitate healing, and alleviate suffering. That's why a Strength-Based nursing approach is really important!
If we consider all these factors, we definitely will make the best tasting cake ever!!!