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Identify the theory or framework with the history and author of the theory on family stress theory.

Describe major concepts from the family stress theory or framework.

Discuss the theory's assumptions about family and nursing.

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The major theory or framework of the family stress theory, is that nearly every family will encounter some form of situation that increases the stress and uneasiness that the family members will feel, and that different individuals within a given family, as well as entire families, often adapt to the situations in different manners. In addition, the theoretical framework of family stress, also expresses the relative different outcomes that families experience, due to their reactions to given stressors. According to this theoretical frame work, it appears that some families are much more able to cope with the stressors that they ...

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