Working with Multiproblem Families: An Intervention Model for Community Health Nurses


Address correspondence to Irene Lynch, R.N., A230 Life Science Building, College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing. Ml 48824-1317.


Abstract We propose a model for working with multiproblem families that is based on provider-client conceptual frameworks. The model includes primary areas of conflict in client-provider relationships (values, control, and information), and suggestions for effective intervention strategies. It delineates ways to empower families and to assist nurses in achieving greater professional satisfaction.