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Related to extended family: Joint family
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.
a group of persons comprising members of several generations united by blood, adoptive, marital, or equivalent ties.
extended familySocial 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.