The ideal "how-to" book. to help students master assessment, communication and intervention skills when working with families across the lifespan. It includes practical guidelines for family interviewing, and students can consult clinical tools, skills, and case study examples. Thoroughly revised Calgary Family Assessment and Intervention Models are used to assess families effectively and know when and how to intervene to reduce suffering and promote health. From theory to practice, polish the skills you need to prepare, conduct and document family interviews while you also hone your skills to more effectively use questions in family interviewing. You'll also learn how to avoid the most common errors in family nursing and create genograms for families with multiple unions, parents and siblings. Includes detailed clinical guidelines for preparing, conducting, and documenting a family interview. Includes clinical examples of diversity issues such as ethnicity, race, culture, sexual orientation, gender, and socioeconomic class. Covers current issues in families, including genetics, terrorism, obesity, ethics, spirituality, intergenerational adoption, infertility, and diversity. li>Incudes denograms for blended families with multiple parents and siblings.