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Family as context
focuses on the assessment and care of an individual client
Family as client
focuses on the assessment of all family memebers
Family as system
Focus is on the family as client, and the whole family is viewed as an interactional system in whcih the whole is more than the sum of its parts
Family as Component of Society
the family is viewed as one of many institutions in society, similar to health, educational, religious, or economic institutions
-What is the goal
The goal is to provide adequate family care and support and to help families adjust to acute and chronic illness.
The focus of a family assessment is less on the individual and mroe on the interactions among all of teh individuals within the family.
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