Definition Of A Family

Today the definition of family has undergone multiple changes from the more traditional image of father, mother, and children. Reflecting on one’s own definition of family and comparing this with others provides a new lens through which to view “family.”

Discussion Instructions(250 words)

  1. Present your own definition of family.
  2. Compare and contrast your definition with other definitions of family.
  3. Discuss how an awareness of backgrounds, definitions, and attitudes about families might influence nursing care of families.
  4. Examine the role unconscious (or implicit) bias may play in patient outcomes.

***We all may have different definitions of family. Please be caring, compassionate, and open-minded in your responses to colleagues