VCU SLWK 311 - Family Systems (20 pages)

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School:
Virginia Commonwealth University
Course:
Slwk 311 - Sw & Oppressed Groups

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Learning Plan 5 Family Systems and Life Cycles Mary Knutson R N For Western Wisconsin Technical College December 26 2004 What is a Family Two or more individuals coming from the same or different kinship groups who are involved in a continuous living arrangement usually residing in the same household experiencing common emotional bonds and sharing certain obligations toward each other and toward others Family Centered Nursing Gives a broader picture for care of an individual Recognizes that family units may also need care Assumes that families playa critical role in maintaining health Dysfunction in one member may be related to family disturbance Supportive relationships are important during times of illness Characteristics of Families Every family is a small social system Every family has its own cultural values and rules Every family has structure Every family has certain basic functions Every family moves through stages in its life cycle What is a Family Life Cycle The emotional and intellectual stages you pass through from childhood to your retirement years as a member of a family They are important because your family can profoundly influence your behavior and development Successful transitioning may help prevent disease and emotional or stressrelated disorders Transitional Stage Carter and McGoldrick Between Families stage includes leaving family of origin and beginning a family of marriage Developmental Tasks To differentiate self in relation to the family of origin To develop intimate peer relationships To establish self in relation to work and financial independence Eight Stages of Nuclear Family Life Cycle Duvall and Miller Married Couples No children Childbearing families Families with preschool children Families with school children Families with teenagers Families launching young adults Middle aged parents Aging family members Married Couples No children Beginning families Developmental Tasks To establish a mutually satisfying marriage To relate



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