Social Assessment Documentation: Genograms and Ecomaps
- Explores the usefulness of acquiring in-depth psychosocial knowledge about patients
- Defines genograms and ecomaps
- Explains how to construct a genogram and ecomap and what tools are required
By assessing and documenting an individual's place within their family and community, their adjustment to change in health or site of care may be eased, and quality of life improved. This chapter explores the use of genograms and ecological maps (commonly called ecomaps) in acquiring a better understanding of patients, allowing nurses to provide them with a better standard of care.
- Rules And Regulations
- Professional/Bureaucratic Tensions
- Barriers To Documenting Gerontological Nursing Care
- Nursing's Cultural Resistance To Documentation
- Nursing Care Of The Aged As Unremarkable
- Is There A Better Way?
- In Summary