Family Nursing Process for Family with Amphetamine Abuser: Multi Cases Study

  • Kannika Rattaworn
  • Saovakon Virasiri คณะพยาบาลศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น
Keywords: family nursing, family resiliency,, amphetamine, case study


Multi-cases study to explore family nursing process for family with amphetamine abuser was used based on
5-steps of family nursing process and Family resiliency model. The participant was 10 amphetamine abusers and 10 family members. The study too comprised of family nursing intervention that included family power handout. The tool was validated by 5 experts resulted CVI of 0.96. Data was collected by interviewing, questionnaire, observation, and health examination. Data was analyzed by content analysis and descriptive statistic. The results amphetamine abusers had self-care deficit, high stress, low self-esteem, and vulnerable personality. The families were high stress and had several vulnerabilities; poverty, and divorce. They had felt regret and shame. They coped by punishing, and telling police to arrest the abusers. The family relationships had conflict and dysfunction. Nursing care consisted of therapeutic communication and providing care for the urgent problems; emotional and information support, and counseling. Emotional management, family meeting, and family behavior modification for changing communication pattern and family function were done. The outcomes revealed that all amphetamine abusers could stop using amphetamine. Their stress were reduced. Their self-value were increased. The family relationship were better. Family stress was decreased. However, they had still concerns about the abusers may go back to use the substance. Therefore, the future study should be focused on long term care for monitoring, caring, and rehabilitating the families as the system with continuity.


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