Assessment Techniques: PDF OnlySelecting a Model to Guide Family AssessmentArtinian, Nancy Trygar RN, PhDAuthor Information is an Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. She has been a critical care nurse for 15 years. (313)577–4143 Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: January 1994 - Volume 13 - Issue 1 - p 4-16 Buy Abstract Theoretical models can help critical care nurses deliver planned and systematic care to families in a time-efficient manner. This article describes three family theoretical models: structural-functional, family systems, and family stress. © Williams & Wilkins 1994. All Rights Reserved.