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Gordon’s Categories

Gordon (1982) has brought forward a challenge to professional nurses to formally accept a standard nursing framework to guide data collection in the assessment level of the nursing process. The eleven health patterns presented by Gordon identify areas of individual, family, and community assessment.


Choose 4 of Gordon’s categories and think about open-ended questions that will gain the necessary information for a family assessment. List your questions. Include references for your questions.

In a minimum of 200 words, post your response to the following:

  • Identified 4 of Gordon’s categories and discussed the effectiveness of the categories in the assessment process.
  • Listed four open-ended questions to use for family assessment.
  • Response justified with scholarly references.

Consider sharing your own experiences and interpretation of the research. Support your findings with examples and scholarly references. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

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