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1. a group of people related by blood or marriage or a strong common bond, such as those descended from a common ancestor, or a husband, wife, and their children.
2. a taxonomic category below an order and above a genus.
blended family a family unit composed of a married couple and their offspring including some from previous marriages.
dysfunctional family one in which adult caregivers are unable to consistently fulfill their family responsibilities.
extended family a nuclear family and their close relatives, such as the children's grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
nuclear family a family consisting of a two-generation relationship of parents and children, living together and more or less isolated from their extended family.
nuclear dyad family a husband and wife with no children.
family of origin the family in which a person grew up.
family processes the psychosocial, physiological, and spiritual functions and relationships within the family unit; for nursing diagnoses, see under process.
single-parent family a lone parent and offspring living together as a family unit.
skewed family a family in which one spouse is severely dysfunctional and the other spouse assumes an acquiescent, peacemaking stance to maintain equilibrium.
family (omaha) in the omaha system, a problem modifier defined as a social unit or related group of individuals who live together and who experience a health-related problem.

family processes

the psychosocial, physiological, and spiritual functions and relationships within the family unit.
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Thus, our objectives are the development and testing of a conceptual model that focuses on relationship status, school enrollment and family processes in relation to adolescent females' risk for sexual victimization (Figure 1, page 186).
The purpose of study was to use longitudinal data to examine how relationship status and family processes in the form of father parenting practices influence disadvantaged, urban fathers' health and risky health behaviors.
Programs focused on improving parenting skills and family processes have demonstrated great success in substance abuse reduction outcomes, and the approaches that include parental involvement seem to be the most beneficial (Petrie et al.
In addition, the direct paths from the mother-father relationship to nonresident fathers' contacts with their children and from the latter to parenting stress are consonant with prior research linking increased income to higher self-efficacy and the latter to family processes that lead to less stress (Jackson & Scheines, 2005).
Synthesizing this literature on family resilience, Walsh (1998, 2003) identified nine key family processes contributing to family resilience within three domains of family functioning: the family's belief systems, organizational patterns, and communication processes.
It is this last and deepest level at which literature is likely to shape life by legitimizing pathological family processes.
The model of coercive family processes helps explain the pattern of behavior (i.
Just as flexibility in family processes diminishes potential family stress, flexibility in [the] work process can help employees manage the contemporary stresses associated with balancing work and family demands.
The influence of family processes and social factors on management and adjustment to chronic health conditions in children and adolescents has been discussed extensively in the literature (Austin, 1996; Austin et al.
Equifinality applies to development within family processes since it is impossible to make deterministic predictions about family or human development.
NWA Quality Analyst for Windows performs all standard statistical charting and analysis functions, as well as specialized methods like median-individuals charting for family processes such as multi-cavity molds and EWMA for continuous processes.
Do they really think the rancher's family processes, packages, and eats thousands of cows a year?

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