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Family as a System in Promoting Health

How does a family work as a system in promoting the health of its members? Please include a reference

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As an individual, each family member must strive for a balance of social, emotional, physical and spiritual health. It has been said that one does not pick his or her family but optimally, a family can be a resource for comfort with the loss of a loved one, stress from a job or other factor that perhaps only the family would understand.

Before the turn of the century, generally, the mother would be at home taking care of child rearing and household tasks while the father was working and providing the financial resources. The traditional dynamic changed, when World War I, II and the depression became part of the traditional western lifestyle. Women needed to start working and children worked, too, until laws disallowed it and put youth in schools. This change to the traditional social structure jumbled up the ...

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As an individual, each family member must strive for a balance of social, emotional, physical and spiritual health. It has been said that one does not pick his or her family but optimally, a family can be a resource for comfort with the loss of a loved one, stress from a job or other factor that perhaps only the family would understand.

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