Family nursing is a type of primary care that is delivered to patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly. Nurses analyse the health of the entire family in order to detect health problems and risk factors, assist in the development of treatments to address health concerns, and execute interventions to enhance the individual's and family's health. Family nurses frequently work with patients throughout their lives. This contributes to the development of a solid relationship between the health care practitioner and the patient. Family nursing is more concerned with the care of the family unit than with the treatment of the patient. It also employs a collaborative approach to health treatment. A family nurse performs many of the same tasks as a physician. They can write prescriptions, but they require a broader set of skills and expertise to properly care for their patients.