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Family Interviews

  • By: Vincent H. K. Poon
  • In: Encyclopedia of Family Health
  • Edited by: Martha Craft-Rosenberg & Shelley-Rae Pehler
  • Subject:Family Health, Family Policy, Family Law

There are many definitions of family. The essential feature of a family consists of at least two or more persons in a relationship by birth, by marriage, by adoption, or acquired by mutual consent. Family members may physically live together or be emotionally connected to each other, share goods and services, and manifest intimacy, protection, care, and love for one another. Health care workers and professionals interview individual family members and the family as a whole in order to understand and assess the health of the family. When people experience difficulties in the family, the interview helps the professional detect the possible origin and factors contributing to the problem. At the end of the interview, the professional should have some idea as how to ...

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