The family's teachings, modeling, and interactions are greater influences than ever on the health of the patient. Gordon's functional health patterns provide a . Gordon's Functional Health Patterns provide a useful framework for . "client's perceived pattern of health and well-being and how his or her health is managed. Compare the Functional Health Pattern Model with the Body Systems Model. Note the areas that lend themselves specifically to nursing assessment such as. Marjorie Gordon proposed functional health patterns as a guide for establishing a comprehensive nursing data base of pertinent client assessment information .