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Define Family Forms
Are patterns of people considered by family members to be included in the family.
Name some examples of family forms.
Nuclear Family- Husband, Wife, Kids

Extended Family- relatives, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents

Single-Parent Family

Blended Family-Divorced parents re-marry, step-kids, etc

Alternative Patterns of Relationships- Grandparents caring for children, adults living alone with no kids, cohabitating partners, or homosexual couples.
What is a "sandwich" generation?
Children who end up having to take care of their own children and their elderly parents.
What are four factors that social scientists claim to be threats or concerns facing the family.
1) Changing economic status
2) Homelessness
3) family violence
4) the presence of acute or chronic illness
What is the fastest growing section of homelessness?
Families with children.
What are the five realms/processes of family life in the Family Health System model?
1) Interactive
2) Developmental
3) Coping
4) Integrity
5) Health
What are the developmental stages of family?
1) Expansion
2) Contraction
3) Realignment
What does structure mean in relation to a family?
Structure is based on the ongoing membership of the family and the pattern of relationshi[s; which are numerous. Examples are:
Wife-Husband
Mother-Son
Mother-Daughter
What is function in relation to families?
Functioning is what the family does. Specific functional aspects include the way a family produces, interacts, cooperates to meet economic standards. Communication also enhances functioning.
Explain crisis-proof and crisis-prone families.
Crisis-proof is able to combine the need for stability with the need for growth and change. The crisis-prone family lacks control over their environment.
Define hardiness and resiliency in relation to families.
Hardiness is the internal strength and durability of a family. Resiliency is the ability of a family to bounce back when they are experiencing stressful events.
Family as Context
Your primary focus is on the health and development of an individual member existing within a family. It is important to assess how much the individual depends on the family to provide his/her basic needs.
Family as Client
Family processes and relationships (parenting or family caregiving) are the primary focuses of nursing care. You want to focus on maintaining and reaching family and individual health.
Family as a System
When you utilize family as a client and family as a context simultaneously.