Mohamed is a nursing student who works in the community clinic associated with a large military hospital. Mohamed enjoys working with the veterans and hearing their reminiscences of war. He recognizes that this is a special client population that suffers not only from physiological conditions but also from psychological trauma that affects all aspects of the clients’ lives. Mohamed also realizes the important role that the clients’ families play in the clients’ care.
1. Mohamed knows that family structure does not remain exactly the same, but a certain continuity of structure is maintained. How is structure defined in relation to the family unit? Discuss.
2. Mohamed works with many clients and their families who are in crisis. Mohamed knows that a family’s resilience strongly affects its adjustment to the event. What other factors affect a family’s resilience? Discuss.