Applying family stress theory to nursing practice

Patricia Short Tomlinson

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Nursing research is increasing its use of theories derived from family sociology and family social science. A number of these theories are helpful in explaining health phenomena and guiding nursing practice in clinical settings wherein the family is an integral part of the intervention. The use of family stress theory in clinical practice is especially relevant in promoting health during normal family transitions, and in assessing family changes during a family member’ acute or chronic illess.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78+80+81
JournalNurse Practitioner
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1986


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