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      The global reach of family medicine and community health

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          How well are families doing? A description of family well-being in South Africa

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          Objective: The purpose of this study was to describe the well-being of a sample of families from low socioeconomic communities in the Western Cape South Africa in terms of family resilience, family satisfaction, parenting styles, family structure and family functioning.Methods: The study used a descriptive survey design and sampled 358 adult family members.Results: The results indicate that although family functioning is challenged, parents are perceived to be using an authoritative parenting style and having a father present enhances family satisfaction. The results also describe families as displaying low-to-average levels of family resilience.Conclusion: This study provides a descriptive study of a sample of families in the Western Cape, South Africa. Overall the families in this study are not doing very well. The implications and significance of these findings are further explained.
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            Maternal health and its affecting factors in Nepal

            Maternal health is still a public health problem in developing countries, especially in low-resource settings rural and poor communities. The main aim of this article is to critically evaluate and explore the situation of maternal health in Nepal based on published or unpublished governmental or nongovernmental organization’s scientific reports regarding maternal health. We found that there were several direct or indirect causes and affecting factors of maternal death in Nepal, which are preventable. Women have been facing different consequences during pregnancy and delivery, attributed to lack of proper knowledge or less available and affordable health facilities in rural communities. Therefore, there is needed an essential maternal health knowledge to women and also establish health facilities with a quality health care service on affordable and accessible to prevent maternal death and minimize complications.
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              Long-term care for aged ethnic minority people in Yunnan, China: Understanding the situation

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                Journal
                FMCH
                Family Medicine and Community Health
                FMCH
                Compuscript (Ireland )
                2009-8774
                2305-6983
                July 2016
                August 2016
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                : 3
                : 2-3
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                1School of Medical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA, Australia
                2School of Public Health, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
                3Municipal Key Laboratory of Clinical Epidemiology, Beijing, China
                Author notes
                CORRESPONDING AUTHOR: Wei Wang, MD, PhD, FFPH, School of Medical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA 6027, Australia; and Municipal Key Laboratory of Clinical Epidemiology, Beijing 100069, China, E-mail: wei.wang@ 123456ecu.edu.au
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                FMCH.2016.0116
                10.15212/FMCH.2016.0116
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