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Nurses and Families: A Guide to Family Assessment and Intervention reference book by Lorraine M. Wright, RN, PhD. With a clear focus on clinical nursing practice, this is the only textbook that provides specific how-to guidelines for family assessment and intervention. It's the ideal 'how to' book for promoting better family health care. "The Calgary Family Assessment Model" serves as the foundation for the book. This title includes genograms for blended families with multiple parents and siblings. It provides detailed clinical guidelines in preparing, conducting, and documenting a family interview. It covers diversity issues such as ethnicity, race, culture, sexual orientation, gender, and socioeconomic class in numerous clinical examples. It uses case studies to encourage critical thinking and skill development. It also includes a new chapter on 'How to Use Questioning in Family Interviewing'. It places added emphasis on complex health, social, and psychological problems within families. It features additional content on current issues in families including: genetics, terrorism, obesity, ethics, spirituality, intergenerational adoption, infertility, and diversity. Softcover. Fifth Edition.