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abuse
physical, sexual, or emotional harm inflicted on others
Calgary Family Assessment Model (CFAM)
model used to assess a family’s strengths, resources, problems, and illness suffering by studying the family’s structure, development, and function
Calgary Family Intervention Model
model based on CFAM; provides a framework for nurses to use to have therapeutic conversations that target the family’s functioning as a system using three domains of family function: cognitive, behavioral, and affective
developmental crisis
a crisis resulting from predictable change due to normal growth and development
Duvall’s Family Development Theory
a theory of family development that asserts that families must move through certain stages, in order, and in each stage attain certain developmental tasks
ecomap
visual assessment tool that illustrates the relationships between a family and its social network
emotional abuse
a behavior that harms a person’s self-worth or emotional well-being
family
a group of two or more people (one of whom is the householder) related by birth, marriage, or adoption and residing together (including related subfamily members)
family group
any two or more people (not necessarily including a householder) residing together and related by birth, marriage, or adoption
family health assessment
a process of collecting data from family members and organizing this data
family household
a group of two or more people (one of whom is the householder) related by birth, marriage, or adoption, including any unrelated people (unrelated subfamily members and/or secondary individuals) who may reside with them
family nursing
a nursing discipline that involves caring for the family as one unit or group of people
family unit
a household maintained by a householder who is in a family; includes any unrelated people (unrelated subfamily members and/or secondary individuals) who may reside together
general systems theory
an interdisciplinary conceptual framework focusing on wholeness, patterns, relationship, hierarchical order, integration, and organization of phenomena
genogram
a diagram that depicts family ties through birth and marriage
intimate partner violence (IVP)
abuse that is caused by someone who is or has been romantically involved with the victim
neglect
the failure to meet the basic physiological and emotional needs of children and vulnerable adults
physical abuse
the use of physical force to cause physical injury
sexual abuse
pressuring or forcing a person to engage in sexual acts
situational crisis
a crisis that can either be predictable, such as a divorce, or unpredictable, such as a natural disaster or family death
transactional model
a family nursing model that looks at family processes and the family’s relationships or its transactions with other institutions
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