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Current Issues in Maternal Newborn Care Cultural Considerations Complimentary & Alternative Therapies

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▪︎ Understanding the type of family structure by completing a family assessment enables the nurse to provide appropriate care
▪︎ Traditional nuclear family- husband is the provider, the wife stays home with children
⇢ Is becoming less common than the other types of families discussed.
▪︎ Dual-career/earner family- Both parents are working
⇢ Most families today have dual earners that both share various household and child-rearing responsibilities.
▪︎ Childless family or childfree family
⇢ Infertility accounts for childless families and some couples choose to be childfree.
▪︎ Extended family- Couple and relative(s) share household responsibilities and raising children
⇢ May have a grandparent that helps with the household or may require care and assistance.
▪︎ Extended kin family- 2 nuclear families share household responsibilities and support networks
⇢ Live very near and pool resources. This may be seen in Latino communities.
▪︎ Single-parent family- one parent handles most household responsibilities and the majority of raising children
⇢ A growing group. There are about 13 million one- parent families in the U.S.
⇢ Traditionally this is result of divorce, abandonment, separation, or death of a partner. However, the non-traditional single parent group, the mother was never married.
▪︎ Stepparent family- biological children of one parent and other parent is not biological parent
⇢ Consists of one of the parents not being the biological parent.
▪︎ Binuclear family- biological children of parents now in two separate nuclear families.
⇢ The biological child is part of two traditional nuclear families in which each biological parent is remarried. Often these children spend somewhat equal time in two families.
▪︎ Nonmarital heterosexual cohabiting family- couple that chooses not to legally marry
▪︎ Gay and lesbian families- same-sex cohabiting couple with or without children