The Family Department of Primary Care Medicine University of Malaya
Left hemiparetic stroke
Chronic diabetes on glibenclamide tablets
Bilateral cataracts with poor vision
Going to be discharged
What problems do you foresee?
Lives with son who has three children aged 12,15 and 17.
Son is an engineer.
Daughter-in-law is a teacher.
What is a family?
The Family is a group of people who live together and are related through marriage, birth or adoption.
Basic unit of the society
Primary unit of the society
Biological unit of the society
Cultural unit of the society
Epidemiological unit of the society
FAMILY STRUCTURE Consists of both parent’s and their children. Nuclear Family Children may be cared for by one parent for a number of reasons.- separation of parents, divorce, death of one parent , unmarried mothers, work commitments which means one parent may need to live away from home. Lone/single Parent Families Children are related through birth or adoption to one parent only. Stepparent Families In some cultures families may include grandparents and other close relatives. Extended Families
to take over the role of the ill person when he/she is no longer capable of performing
the family will offer remedies and advice
Regulates access to care
Grants or withholds the sick role
Provides needs of health care and treatment
it will provide care until recovery and long term support
Symbols Male Female Sex Unknown Index Person Deceased Married Living Together Conflict Connector Divorced Separated Institutionalized Foster Child Adopted Twins
Draw this family’s genogram
Encik Hanif, a 57-year-old man, comes to see you for treatment of hypertension. He is married and has 4 children. Of this, three are from his first marriage and they are Abdul, Bob and Che Tom. His fourth child, Dollah, is from his second marriage when he married Aminah following his first wife’s death 20 years ago.
Abdul is married to Arina and they have one child, Amran. Bob is still single while Dollah was recently divorced from his wife. Che Tom has two children, Faiz and Fara. Her husband passed away in a road traffic accident.
Hanif, 57 Aminah Abdul Arina Bob Che Tom Dollah Amran Faiz Fara d. 1996