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family

 [fam´ĭ-le]
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.

ex·tend·ed fam·i·ly

a group of persons comprising members of several generations united by blood, adoptive, marital, or equivalent ties.

extended family

Social medicine A family unit related by blood or marriage that extends over 3+ generations, and may include 'collateral' relatives, spouses, and progeny. See Companionship, Most significant other; Cf Nuclear family, Single-parent family, Social isolation.

ex·tend·ed fam·i·ly

(eks-ten'dĕd fam'i-lē)
The traditional or nuclear family, including any relatives.
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Chitiga (2003, 126) writes: "By virtue of living and working in Zimbabwe, a post colonial developing nation in the Southern African region, the women leaders in the study face challenges that are unique to the social, cultural, political and economic situations prevalent in Zimbabwe." This paper analyzes the influences of the extended family on the professional experiences of these women leaders, and how those experiences are shaped by the women's race, nationality, class, gender and sexual orientation.
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That way, if family members became separated during the war, a family member died, or a misplaced child were found, the extended family could easily be identified.
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