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
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