Bibliography: Family Systems Nursing

Selected Bibliography developed by Janice M. Bell, RN, PhD

Updated: October 2017

Here is my working definition of Family Systems Nursing:

Family Systems Nursing (FSN) is a conceptual systemic lens that accounts for the interaction, reciprocity, and relationships between multiple systems levels that range from the smallest level of the cell to the largest level of society (Wright & Bell, 2009, 2011; Wright & Leahey, 2013). These include the illness, the ill individual, the family, the health care provider, and the larger systems within which they are nested (i.e., health care system, culture, society, etc.). The nurse, using FSN, is adept at assessing multiple systems levels and choosing interventions that target the systems level that offers the greatest possibility for health and healing, that is, the intervention might target the individual, the relationship between two or more family members, the relationship between the family and the health care provider or other health care providers, the health care system, society and/or culture.

FSN is operationalized within a therapeutic relationship and conversation between a patient/family and a nurse. FSN directs the nurse’s acquisition of conceptual, perceptual, and executive skills (Wright & Leahey, 2013) to focus on relationships, inquire about relationships, and offer assessment and interventions directed toward these relationships even if there is just one individual involved in the conversation. FSN favours collaborative, nonhierarchical relationships between the patient/family and health care provider and a belief in the legitimacy of multiple realities (Maturana & Varela, 1992). A strengths-based orientation of the health care provider moves the therapeutic conversation toward individual and family competencies and strengths rather than deficits and pathology  (Houger Limacher, 2008). The proponents of family-centered care argue that respect, information, and partnership with families in decision making are hallmarks of “good” practice with families; however, what a FSN adds to this practice philosophy is a willingness and competence to address and soften illness suffering in patients and families (Bell, 2013; Wright, 2005; Wright & Bell, 2009, 2011).

My curated bibliography below is focused on the following questions:

How does the existing conceptual and empirical literature define and describe Family Systems Nursing?

What do the existing empirical literature and case studies have to say about the usefulness of Family Systems Nursing interventions, i.e., outcomes for family members/families?  outcomes for nurses?

What measurement tools attempt to capture Family Systems Nursing phenomenon?

What processes and methods are being used to translate Family Systems Nursing knowledge to clinical practice settings in health care?

How does one teach Family Systems Nursing?


Updated: January 2017

SYNTHESIS RESEARCH OF FAMILY SYSTEMS NURSING

Bell, J. M. (2015). Growing the science of Family Systems Nursing: Family health intervention research focused on illness suffering and family healing [L’avancement de la recherché sur l’intervention infirmiere systémique en santé familiale: bilan]. In F. Duhamel (Ed.), La santé et la famille: Une approche systémique en soins infirmiers [Families and health: A systemic approach in nursing care] (3rd ed., 102-125.) Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Gaëtan Morin editeur, Chenelière Éducation. [In French] English language translation available from University of Calgary Digital Repository, PRISM: http://hdl.handle.net/1880/51114.

Östlund, U., & Persson, C. (2014). Examining family responses to Family Systems Nursing interventions: An integrative review.  Journal of Family Nursing, 20, 259-286. doi:10.1177/1074840714542962


DATA-BASED RESEARCH REPORTS FOCUSING ON FAMILY SYSTEMS NURSING INTERVENTIONS

Benzein, E., Hagberg, M., & Saveman, B.-I. (2008). ‘Being appropriately unusual’: A challenge for nurses in health-promoting conversations with families. Nursing Inquiry, 15(2), 106-115. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1800.2008.00401.x

Benzein, E., Olin, C., & Persson, C. (2014).  ‘You put it all together’ – families’ evaluation of participating in Family Health Conversations.  Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/scs.12141

Benzein, E. G., & Saveman, B.-I. (2008). Health-promoting conversations about hope and suffering with couples in palliative care. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 14(9), 439-445. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2008.14.9.31124

Blondal, K., Zoega, S., Hafsteinsdottir, J., Olafsdottir, O, Thorvardardootir, A., Hafsteinsdottir, S., & Sveinsdottir, H. (2014).  Attitudes of registered and licensed practical nurses towards the importance of families in surgical hospital units: Before and after implementation of Family Systems Nursing.  Journal of Family Nursing, 20, 355-375. doi:10.1177/1074840714542875

Clausson, E., & Berg, A. (2008).  Family intervention sessions:  One useful way to improve schoolchildren’s mental health.  Journal of Family Nursing, 14(3), 289-313. doi:10.1177/1074840708322758

Dorell, Å., Bäckström, B., Ericsson, M., Johansson, M., Ostlund, U., & Sundin, K. (2016). Experiences with Family Health Conversations at residential homes for older people. Clinical Nursing Research, 25(5), 560-582. doi: 10.1177/1054773814565174

Dorell Å., Östlund, U., & Sundin K. (2016). Nurses’ perspective of conducting family conversation. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 11. doi: 10.3402/qhw.v11.30867

Dorell, Å., & Sundin, K. (2016). Becoming visible – Experiences from families participating in Family Health Conversations at residential homes for older people. Geriatric Nursing, 37(4), 260-265. doi:10.1016/j.gerinurse.2016.02.015

Duhamel, F. (1994).  A family systems approach: Three families with a hypertensive member.  Family Systems Medicine, 12(4), 391-404.  doi: 10.1037/h0089166

Duhamel, F., & Dupuis, F. (2003). Families in palliative care: Exploring family and health care professionals’ beliefs. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 9(3), 113-119.  

Duhamel, F., & Dupuis, F. (2004).  Guaranteed returns: Investing in conversations with families of cancer patients.  Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 8(1), 68-71.  doi: 10.1188/04.CJON.68-71

Duhamel, F., Dupuis, F., Reidy, M., & Nadon, N. (2007). A qualitative evaluation of a family nursing intervention. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 21(1), 43-49. doi: 10.1097/00002800-200701000-00009

Duhamel, F., Dupuis, F., Turcotte, A., Martinez, A.-M., & Goudreau, J. (2015). Integrating the Illness Beliefs Model in clinical practice: A Family Systems Nursing Knowledge Utilization Model. Journal of Family Nursing, 21(2), 322-348. doi:10.1177/1074840715579404

Duhamel, F., & Talbot, L. (2004).  A constructivist evaluation of family interventions in cardiovascular nursing practice.  Journal of Family Nursing, 10(1), 12-32.  doi:10.1177/1074840703260906

Duhamel, F., Watson, W. L., & Wright, L. M. (1994).  A family systems approach to hypertension.  Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 5(4), 14-24.

Gisladottir M., & Svavarsdottir E.K. (2011) Educational and support intervention to help families assist in the recovery of relatives with eating disorders. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 18, 122–130. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2850.2010.01637.x.

Gisladottir, M., & Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2016). Development and psychometric testing of the Iceland-Family Illness Beliefs Questionnaire (ICE-FIBQ).  Journal of Family Nursing, 22(3), 321-338. doi:10.1177/1074840716661593

Gisladottir, M., & Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2017). The effectiveness of therapeutic conversations intervention for caregivers of adolescents with ADHD: A quasi-experimental design. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 24(1), 15-27. doi: 10.1111/jpm.12335

Gisladottir, M., Treasure, J., Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2017).  The effectiveness of therapeutic conversation intervention among caregivers of people with eating disorders:  Quasi experimental design.  Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(5-6), 735-750.  doi: 10.1111/jocn.13412

Goudreau, J., & Duhamel, F. (2003).  Interventions in perinatal family care: A participatory study.  Families, Systems, & Health, 21(2), 165-180. doi: 10.1037/1091-7527.21.2.165

Goudreau, J., Duhamel, F., & Ricard, N. (2006). The impact of a Family Systems Nursing educational program on the practice of psychiatric nurses.  A pilot study.  Journal of Family Nursing, 12(3), 292-306. doi: 10.1177/1074840706291694

Gudnadottir, M., & Svarvarsdottir, E. K. (2014). Advanced nursing intervention for families of children and adolescents with asthma: The fathers perspective. Nordic Journal of Nursing Research, 34(2), 49-52. doi: 10.1177/010740831403400210

Halldorsdottir, B., & Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2012). Purposeful therapeutic conversations: Are they effective for families of individuals with COPD? A quasi-experimental study. Vaard I Norden, 103, 32, 48-51. Retrieved from http://www.ssn-nnf.no/ikbViewer/Content/863037/V%E5rd%20i%20Norden%201-2012.pdf#page=48.

Houger Limacher, L. (2003).  Commendations:  The healing potential of one Family Systems Nursing intervention.  Unpublished doctoral thesis, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Retrieved from  http://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/49062

Houger Limacher, L., & Wright, L. M. (2006). Exploring the therapeutic family intervention of commendations: Insights from research. Journal of Family Nursing, 12, 307-331.  doi:10.1177/1074840706291696

Houger Limacher, L. (2008). Locating relationships at the heart of commending practices.  Journal of Systemic Therapies, 27(4), 90-105. doi: 10.1521/jsyt.2008.27.4.90

Kamban, S., & Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2013). Does a therapeutic conversation intervention in an acute paediatric setting make a difference for families of children with bronchiolitis caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)? Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22(19-20), 2723-2733. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04330.x

Konradsdottir, E., & Svavarsdottir, E. K.  (2011).  How effective is a short-term educational and support intervention for families of an adolescent with type 1 diabetes?  Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 16, 295-304. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6155.2011.00297.x

Konradsdottir, E., & Svavarsdottir, E. K.  (2013). The role of the advanced nurse practitioners in offering brief therapeutic conversation intervention for families of children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes.  Vard I Norden, [Nordic Journal of Nursing Research] Publ. 109, 33(1), 44-47.

Lämås, K., Sundin, K., Jacobsson, C., Saveman, B-I., Östlund, U. (2016). Possibilities to evaluate cost-effectiveness of family system nursing: An example based on Family Health Conversations with families in which a middle-aged family member had suffered stroke. Nordic Journal of Nursing Research, 36(2), 74-81. doi: 10.1177/0107408315610076

Leahey, M., Harper-Jaques, S., Stout, L., & Levac, A. M. (1995).  The impact of a family systems nursing approach: Nurses’ perceptions. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 26(5), 219-225. doi: 10.3928/0022-0124-19950901-08

Lee, H.-J., Lin, E. C.-L., Chen, M.-B., Su, T.-P., & Chiang, L.-C. (2016). Randomized, controlled trial of a brief-family centred care programme for hospitalized patients with bipolar disorder and their family caregivers. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/inm.12294

LeGrow, K., & Rossen, B. E. (2005). Development of a professional practice based on a family systems nursing framework: Nurses’ and families’ experiences.  Journal of Family Nursing, 11(1), 38-58.  doi:10.1177/1074840704273508

Lindh, V., Persson, C., Saveman, B.-I., Englund, C., Idberg, K., & Östlund, U.  (2013). An initiative to teach family systems nursing using online health-promoting conversations: A multi-methods evaluation. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice3(2), 54-66. doi: 10.5430/jnep.v3n2p54

Martinez, A-M., D’Artois, D., & Rennick, J. E. (2007).  Does the 15-minute (or less) family interview influence family nursing practice?  Journal of Family Nursing, 13(2), 157-178. doi: 10.1177/1074840707300750

McLeod, D. L. (2003).  Opening space for the spiritual:  Therapeutic conversations with families living with serious illness.  Unpublished doctoral thesis, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Retrieved from http://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/45183

McLeod, D. L., & Wright, L. M. (2008).  Living the as-yet-unanswered: Spiritual care practices in Family Systems Nursing.  Journal of Family Nursing, 14(1), 118-141.   doi:10.1177/1074840707313339

Moules, N. J. (2000).  Nursing on paper:  The art and mystery of therapeutic letters in clinical work with families experiencing illness.  Unpublished doctoral thesis, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Retrieved from http://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/40483

Moules, N. J. (2002).  Nursing on paper: Therapeutic letters in nursing practice.  Nursing Inquiry, 9(2), 104-113.  doi: 10.1046/j.1440-1800.2002.00133.x

Moules, N.J. (2003).  Therapy on paper: Therapeutic letters and the tone of relationship. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 22(1), 33-49. doi: 10.1521/jsyt.22.1.33.24091

Moules, N. J. (2009a). Therapeutic letters in nursing: Examining the character and  influence of the written word in clinical work with families experiencing illness.  Journal of Family Nursing, 15(1), 31-49.  doi:10.1177/1074840709331639

Moules, N. J. (2009b). The past and future of therapeutic letters: Family suffering and healing words.  Journal of Family Nursing, 15(1), 102-111.  doi:10.1177/1074840709332238

Moules, N. J., Simonson, K., Fleiszer, A. R., Prins, M., & Glasgow, B. (2007).  The soul of sorrow work: Grief and therapeutic interventions with families. Journal of Family Nursing, 13(1), 117-141.  doi:10.1177/1074840706297484

Moules, N. J., Simonson, K., Prins, M., Angus, P., & Bell, J.M. (2004).  Making room for grief: Walking backward and living forward.  Nursing Inquiry, 11(2), 99-107. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1800.2004.00204.x

Östlund, U., Bäckström, B., Lindh, V., Sundin, K., & Saveman, B.-I. (2015).  Nurses’ fidelity to theory-based core components when implementing Family Health Conversations—a qualitative inquiry. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Science, 29(3), 582-590. doi: 10.1111/scs.12179

Östlund, U., Bäckström, B., Saveman, B.-I., Lindh, V., & Sundin, K. (2016). A Family Systems Nursing approach for families following a stroke: Family Health Conversations. Journal of Family Nursing, 22(2), 148-171. doi: 10.1177/1074840716642790

Persson, C., & Benzein, E. (2014). Family health conversations: How do they support health? Nursing Research and Practice, 2014, Article ID 547160. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/547160

Robinson, C. A. (1994). Women, families, chronic illness and nursing interventions: From burden to balance. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Retrieved from: http://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/48642

Robinson, C. A. (1998).  Women, families, chronic illness, and nursing interventions: From burden to balance.  Journal of Family Nursing, 4(3), 271-290.  doi:10.1177/107484079800400304

Robinson, C. A., & Wright, L. M. (1995).  Family nursing interventions: What families say makes a difference.  Journal of Family Nursing, 1(3), 327-345.  doi:10.1177/107484079500100306

Robinson, D. W., Carroll, J. S., & Watson, W. L. (2005).  Shared cxperience building around the family crucible of cancer.  Families, Systems & Health, 23(2), 131- 147.  doi: 10.1037/1091-7527.23.2.131

Sigurdardottir, A. O., Garwick, A. W., & Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2016). The importance of family support in pediatrics and its impact on heathcare satisfaction.  Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/scs.12336

Sigurdardottir, A. O., Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Juliusdottir, S. (2015). Family nursing hospital training and the outcome on job demands, control and support. Nurse Education Today, 35(7), 854-858. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2015.03.003

Sigurdardottir, A. O., Svavarsdottir, E. K., Rayens, M. K., & Adkins, S. (2013). Therapeutic conversations intervention in pediatrics: Are they of benefit for families of children with asthma?  The Nursing Clinics of North America, 48(2), 287-304. doi: 10.1016/j.cnur.2013.01.007

Sundin, K., Pusa, S., Lundstedt, E., Wincent, N., Östlund, U., Bäckström, B.,… Saveman, B.-I. (2015). What couples choose to focus on during nurse-led Family Health Conversations when suffering stroke. The International Journal for Human Caring, 19(2), 22-28. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20467/1091-5710-19.2.22

Svavarsdottir, E. K., Looman, W., Tryggvadottir, G. B., & Garwick, A. (2017).  Psychometric testing of the Icelandic Health Care Practitioner Illness Beliefs Questionnaire among school nurses.  Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/scs.12457

Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Sigurdardottir, A. (2005). The feasibility of offering a family level intervention to parents of children with cancer.  Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 19, 368-372.  doi: 10.1111/j.1471-6712.2005.00360.x

Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Sigurdardottir, A. (2006).  Developing family-level intervention for families of children with cancer.  Oncology Nursing Forum, 33, 983-990.  doi: 10.1188/06.ONF.983-990

Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Sigurdardottir, A. O. (2011).  Facilitating implementation of family nursing in general pediatric nursing practice:  The circularity between knowledge translation and clinical practice.  In E.K. Svavarsdottir and H. Jonsdottir (Eds.), Family nursing in action (pp. 161-184). Reykjavik, Iceland: University of Iceland Press.

Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Sigurdardottir, A. O. (2013). Benefits of a brief therapeutic conversation intervention for families of children and adolescents in active cancer treatment.  Oncology Nursing Forum, 40(5), E346-E357. doi: 10.1188/13.ONF.E346-E357

Svavarsdottir, E. K., Sigurdardottir, A. O., Konradsdottir, E., Stefansdottir, A., Sveinbjarnardottir, E. K., Ketilsdottir, A.,…Gudmundsdottir, H. (2015). The process of translating family nursing knowledge into clinical practice. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 47(1), 5-15. doi: 10/1111/jnu.12108

Svavarsdottir, E. K., Sigurdardottir, A. O., & Tryggvadottir, G. B. (2014).  Strengths-oriented therapeutic conversations for families of children with chronic illnesses:  Findings from the Landspitali University Hospital Family Nursing Implementation Project. Journal of Family Nursing, 20(1), 13-50.  doi:10.1177/1074840713520345

Svavarsdottir, E. K., Tryggvadottir, G. B., & Sigurdardottir, A. O. (2012). Knowledge translation in family nursing: Does a short-term therapeutic conversation intervention benefit families of children or adolescents within a hospital setting? Findings from the Landspitali University Hospital Family Nursing Implementation Project. Journal of Family Nursing, 18(3), 303-327. doi:10.1177/1074840712449202

Sveinbjarnardottir, E. K., Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Hrafnkelsson, B. (2012a). Psychometric development of the Iceland-Expressive Family Functioning Questionnaire (ICE-EFFQ). Journal of Family Nursing, 18(3), 353–377. doi: 10.1177/1074840712449204

Sveinbjarnardottir, E. K., Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Hrafnkelsson, B. (2012b). Psychometric development of the Iceland-Family Perceived Support Questionnaire (ICE-FPSQ). Journal of Family Nursing, 18(3), 328–352. doi: 10.1177/1074840712449203

Sveinbjarnardottir, E. K., Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Saveman, B. I. (2011). Nurses attitudes towards the importance of families in psychiatric care following an educational and training intervention program. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 18(10),895-903. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2850.2011.01744.x

Sveinbjarnardottir, E. K., Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Wright, L. M. (2013). What are the benefits of a short therapeutic conversation intervention with acute psychiatric patients and their families? A controlled before and after study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50(5), 593-602.

Simpson, P., Yeung, K. K., Kwan, T. Y., & Wah, W. K. (2006). Family systems nursing. A guide to mental health care in Hong Kong. Journal of Family Nursing, 12(3), 276-291.  doi:10.1177/1074840706291436

Tapp, D. M. (1997).  Exploring therapeutic conversations between nurses and families experiencing ischemic heart disease. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Retrieved from https://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/26879

Tapp, D. M. (2000). The ethics of relational stance in family nursing: Resisting the view of “nurse as expert”.  Journal of Family Nursing, 6(1), 69-91. doi:10.1177/107484070000600105

Tapp, D. M. (2001).  Conserving the vitality of suffering: Addressing family constraints to illness conversations.  Nursing Inquiry, 8(4), 254-263. doi: 10.1046/j.1440-1800.2001.00118.x

Thirsk, L. M. (2009). Understanding the nature of nursing practices and interventions with grieving families. Unpublished doctoral thesis, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Retrieved from http://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/48641

Thirsk, L.M., & Moules, N. J. (2012).  Considerations for grief interventions: Eras of witnessing with families.  Omega: Journal o f Death and Dying, 65(2), 107-124. doi:10.2190/OM.65.2.b

Thirsk, L. M., & Moules, N. J. (2013). “I can just be me”: Advanced practice nursing with families experiencing grief. Journal of Family Nursing, 19, 74-98. doi:10.1177/1074840712471445

Voltelen, B., Konradsen, H., & Østergaard, B. (2016). Family nursing therapeutic conversations in heart failure outpatient clinics in Denmark: Nurses’ experiences. Journal of Family Nursing, 22(2), 179-198. doi: 10.1177/1074840716643879

Wacharasin, C. (2010). Families suffering with HIV/AIDS: What family nursing interventions are useful to promote healing? Journal of Family Nursing,16(3), 302-321.  doi:10.1177/1074840710376774

Wacharasin, C., Phaktoop, M., & Sananreangsak, S. (2015). Examining the usefulness of a Family Empowerment Program guided by the Illness Beliefs Model for families caring for a child with thalassemia.  Journal of Family Nursing, 21(2), 295-321. doi: 10.1177/1074840715585000

West, C. H. (2011).  Addressing illness suffering in childhood cancer: Exploring the beliefs of family members in therapeutic nursing conversations.  Unpublished doctoral thesis, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Retrieved from http://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/48765

West, C. H., Bell, J. M., Woodgate, R. L., & Moules, N. L. (2015).  Waiting to return to normal: An exploration of Family Systems intervention in childhood cancer.  Journal of Family Nursing, 21(2) 261-294. doi:10.1177/1074840715576795

Wright, L. M., Bell, J. M., & Rock, B. L. (1989).  Smoking behavior and spouses: A case report.  Family Systems Medicine, 7(2), 158-171.  doi: 10.1037/h0089771

Wright, L .M., Watson, W. L., & Bell, J. M. (1996). Beliefs: The heart of healing in families and illness. New York, NY: Basic Books. (See Appendix A. Description of Research Families and Appendix B. Overview of the Research Method [pp. 291-302])


DATA-BASED RESEARCH REPORTS FOCUSED ON DESCRIPTIONS OF FAMILIES and/or NURSES

Benzein, E., Johansson, P., Franzen Arestedt, K., & Saveman, B.I. (2008). Nurses’ attitudes about the importance of families in nursing care: A random sample of Swedish nurses. Journal of Family Nursing, 14(2), 162-180.

Blondal, K., Zoega, S., Hafsteinsdottir, J., Olafsdottir, O, Thorvardardootir, A., Hafsteinsdottir, S., & Sveinsdottir, H. (2014).  Attitudes of registered and licensed practical nurses towards the importance of families in surgical hospital units: Before and after implementation of Family Systems Nursing.  Journal of Family Nursing, 20, 355-375. doi:10.1177/1074840714542875

Dorell Å., Östlund, U., & Sundin K. (2016). Nurses’ perspective of conducting family conversation. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 11. doi: 10.3402/qhw.v11.30867

Duhamel, F., Dupuis, F., Turcotte, A., Martinez, A.-M., & Goudreau, J. (2015). Integrating the Illness Beliefs Model in clinical practice: A Family Systems Nursing Knowledge Utilization Model. Journal of Family Nursing, 21(2), 322-348. doi:10.1177/1074840715579404

Fast Braun, V., & Foster, C. (2011). Family nursing: Walking the talk. Nursing Forum, 46(1), 11-21. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6198.2010.00202.x

James, I., Andershed, B., & Ternestedt, B.-M. (2007). A family’s beliefs about cancer, dying, and death in the end of life. Journal of Family Nursing, 13(2), 226-252.  doi:10.1177/1074840707300849

Leahey, M., Harper-Jaques, S., Stout, L., & Levac, A.M. (1995).  The impact of a family systems nursing approach: Nurses’ perceptions.  The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 26(5), 219-225. 

Möllerberg, M.-L., Sandgren, A., Swahnberg, K., & Benzein, E. (2017).  Familial interaction patterns during the palliative phase of a family member living with cancer.  Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 19(1), 67-74. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000310

Saveman B-I., Måhlén C., & Benzein E. (2005). Nursing students´ beliefs about families in nursing care.  Nurse Education Today, 25, 480-486. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2005.05.002

Sigurdadottir, A. O., Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Juliusdottir, S. (2015). Family nursing hospital training and the outcome on job demands, control and support.  Nurse Education Today, 35(7), 854-858. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2015.03.003

Svavarsdottir, E. K., Sigurdardottir, A. O., Konradsdottir, E., Stefansdottir, A., Sveinbjarnardottir, E. K., Ketilsdottir, A.,…Guðmundsdottir, H. (2014). The process of translating family nursing knowledge into clinical practice.  Journal of Nursing Scholarship. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12108

Tapp, D. M. (2004).  Dilemmas of family support during cardiac recovery: Nagging as a gesture of support.  Western Journal of Nursing Research, 26(5), 561-580. doi: 10.1177/0193945904265425

Tapp, D. M., & Moules, N. J. (2012).  Enlivening the rhetoric of family nursing: “there, in the midst of things, his whole family listening”.  Journal of Appllied Hermeneutics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10515/sy5d795p4

Sveinbjarnardottir, E. K., Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Saveman, B. I. (2011). Nurses attitudes towards the importance of families in psychiatric care following an educational and training intervention program. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 18(10),895-903. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2850.2011.01744.x


FAMILY SYSTEMS NURSING KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION 

For more information about this topic of Knowledge translation in Family Nursing see a Blog post and Bibliography developed by Janice M. Bell, RN, PhD. Retrieved from:  http://www.janicembell.com/2012/09/knowledge-translation-in-family-nursing-selected-bibliography/

Bell, J. M. (2014). Knowledge translation in family nursing: Gazing into the Promised Land [Editorial]. Journal of Family Nursing, 20(1), 3-12. doi:10.1177/1074840714521731

Bell, J. M., Moules, N. J., Auger, N., Laing, C., & Toner, N. (2009, June). ‘What Happened to My Nurse?’ Exploring the effects of a Family Systems learning opportunity on the practice of pediatric oncology nurses.  Paper presented at the 9th International Family Nursing Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Blondal, K., Zoega, S., Hafsteinsdottir, J., Olafsdottir, O, Thorvardardootir, A., Hafsteinsdottir, S., & Sveinsdottir, H. (2014).  Attitudes of registered and licensed practical nurses towards the importance of families in surgical hospital units: Before and after implementation of Family Systems Nursing.  Journal of Family Nursing, 20, 355-375. doi:10.1177/1074840714542875

Duhamel, F. (2010).  Implementing family nursing: How do we translate knowledge into clinical practice? Part II: The evolution of 20 years of teaching, research, and practice to a Center of Excellence in Family Nursing.  Journal of Family Nursing, 16(1), 8-25. doi: 10.1177/1074840709360208

Duhamel, F., & Dupuis, F. (2011).  Towards a Trilogy Model of Family Systems Nursing.  Knowledge utilization: Fostering circularity between practice, education, and research.  In E.K. Svavarsdottir & H. Jonsdottir (Eds.), Family nursing in action (pp. 53-68). Reykjavik, Iceland: University of Iceland Press.

Duhamel, F., Dupuis, F., Turcotte, A., Martinez, A.-M., & Goudreau, J. (2015).  Integrating the Illness Beliefs Model in clinical practice: A Family Systems Nursing Knowledge Utilization Model.  Journal of Family Nursing, 21(2), 322-348. doi:10.1177/1074840715579404

Fast Braun, V., & Foster, C. (2011). Family nursing: Walking the talk. Nursing Forum, 46(1), 11-21. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6198.2010.00202.x

Goudreau, J., & Duhamel, F. (2003).  Interventions in perinatal family care: A participatory study.  Families, Systems, & Health, 21(2), 165-180. doi: 10.1037/1091-7527.21.2.165

Goudreau, J., Duhamel, F., & Ricard, N. (2006). The impact of a Family Systems Nursing educational program on the practice of psychiatric nurses.  A pilot study.  Journal of Family Nursing, 12(3), 292-306.  doi:10.1177/1074840706291694

Leahey, M., & Harper-Jaques, S. (2010). Integrating family nursing into a mental health urgent care practice framework: Ladders for learning. Journal of Family Nursing, 16(2), 196-212. doi:10.1177/1074840710365500

Leahey, M., Harper-Jaques, S., Stout, L., & Levac, A.M. (1995).  The impact of a family systems nursing approach: Nurses’ perceptions.  The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 26(5), 219-225. PMID: 7545191

Leahey, M., Stout, L., & Myrah, I. (1991).  Family systems nursing: How do you practice it in an active community hospital?  The Canadian Nurse, February, 31-33.

Leahey, M., & Svavarsdottir, E.K. (2009). How do we translate knowledge into clinical practice? Journal of Family, 15(4), 445-460. doi:10.1177/1074840709349070

LeGrow, K., & Rossen, B.E. (2005). Development of a professional practice based on a family systems nursing framework: Nurses’ and families’ experiences.  Journal of Family Nursing, 11(1), 38-58. doi:10.1177/1074840704273508

Martinez, A-M., D’Artois, D., & Rennick, J.E. (2007).  Does the 15-minute (or less) family interview influence family nursing practice?  Journal of Family Nursing, 13(2), 157-178. doi: 10.1177/1074840707300750

Simpson, P., Yeung, K. K., Kwan, T. Y., & Wah, W. K. (2006). Family systems nursing. A guide to mental health care in Hong Kong. Journal of Family Nursing, 12(3), 276-291.  doi:10.1177/1074840706291436

Sigurdardottir, A. O., Garwick, A. W., & Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2016). The importance of family support in pediatrics and its impact on healthcare satisfaction.  Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/scs.12336

Sigurdardottir, A. O., Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Juliusdottir, S. (2015). Family nursing hospital training and the outcome on job demands, control and support.  Nurse Education Today, 35(7), 854-858. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2015.03.003

Svavarsdottir, E.K. (2008).  Excellence in nursing:  A model for implementing Family Systems Nursing in nursing practice at an institutional level in Iceland. Journal of Family Nursing, 14(4), 456-468.

Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Sigurdardottir, A. O. (2011).  Facilitating implementation of family nursing in general pediatric nursing practice:  The circularity between knowledge translation and clinical practice.  In E.K. Svavarsdottir and H. Jonsdottir (Eds.), Family nursing in action (pp. 161-184). Reykjavik, Iceland: University of Iceland Press.

Svavarsdottir, E. K., Sigurdardottir, A. O., Konradsdottir, E., Stefansdottir, A., Sveinbjarnardottir, E. K., Ketilsdottir, A.,…Gudmundsdottir, H. (2015). The process of translating family nursing knowledge into clinical practice. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 47(1), 5-15. doi: 10/1111/jnu.12108

Svavarsdottir, E.K., Tryggvadottir, G.B., & Sigurdardottir, A.O. (2012). Knowledge translation in family nursing: Does a short-term therapeutic conversation intervention benefit families of children or adolescents within a hospital setting? Findings from the Landspitali University Hospital Family Nursing Implementation Project. Journal of Family Nursing, 18(3), 303-327doi:10.1177/1074840712449202

Svavarsdottir, E. K., Sigurdardottir, A. O., & Tryggvadottir, G. B. (2014).  Strengths-oriented therapeutic conversations for families of children with chronic illnesses:  Findings from the Landspitali University Hospital Family Nursing Implementation Project. Journal of Family Nursing, 20(1), 13-50.  doi:10.1177/1074840713520345

Sveinbjarnardottir, E. K., Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Saveman, B. I. (2011). Nurses attitudes towards the importance of families in psychiatric care following an educational and training intervention program. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 18(10),895-903. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2850.2011.01744.x

Sveinbjarnardottir, E. K., Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Wright, L. M. (2013). What are the benefits of a short therapeutic conversation intervention with acute psychiatric patients and their families? A controlled before and after study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50(5), 593-602.

Tapp, D.M., & Moules, N.J. (2012).  Enlivening the rhetoric of family nursing: “there, in the midst of things, his whole family listening”.  Journal of Appllied Hermeneutics. PID: http://hdl.handle.net/10515/sy5d795p4

Voltelen, B., Konradsen, H., & Østergaard, B. (2016). Family nursing therapeutic conversations in heart failure outpatient clinics in Denmark: Nurses’ experiences. Journal of Family Nursing, 22(2), 179-198. doi: 10.1177/1074840716643879

Vosburg, D., & Simpson, P. (1993).  Linking family theory and practice: A family nursing program.  Image: Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 25(3), 231-235. doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.1993.tb00787.x

Wong, O.L. (2104) Contextual barriers to the successful implementation of family-centered practice in mental health care: A Hong Kong study. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 28(3), 212-219. http://dx.doi.org.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/10.1016/j.apnu.2014.02.001


RESEARCH METHODS IN FAMILY SYSTEMS NURSING

Bell, J. M. (2015). Growing the science of Family Systems Nursing: Family health intervention research focused on illness suffering and family healing [L’avancement de la recherché sur l’intervention infirmiere systémique en santé familiale: bilan]. In F. Duhamel (Ed.), La santé et la famille: Une approche systémique en soins infirmiers [Families and health: A systemic approach in nursing care] (3rd ed., 102-125.) Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Gaëtan Morin editeur, Chenelière Éducation. [In French] English language translation available from U of C Institutional Repository, PRISM: http://hdl.handle.net/1880/51114.

Gale, J., Chenail, R.J., Watson, W.L., Wright, L.M., & Bell, J.M. (1996).  Research and practice: A reflexive and recursive relationship.  Three narratives and five voices.  Marriage and Family Review, 24(3/4), 275-295. Retrieved from https://dspace1.acs.ucalgary.ca/bitstream/1880/44551/3/Wright_MFR_24_96.pdf

Kesserling, A., Chesla, C., & Leonard, V. (2010). Why study caring practices? In G. Chan, K. Brykczynski, R. Malone, & P. Benner. Interpretive phenomenology in health care research (pp. 3-22). Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International. [This article is included in the selected bibliography as a conceptual article.]

Loveland-Cherry, C. J. (2006). Where is the family in family interventions? [Guest Editorial]. Journal of Family Nursing 12(1), 4-6. doi: 10.1177/1074840705285209

Moules, N.J. (2002). Hermeneutic inquiry: Paying heed to history and Hermes. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 1(3), Article 1. Retrieved from http://www.ualberta.ca/~ijqm/

Robinson, C.A. (1995).  Unifying distinctions for nursing research with persons and families. Journal of Family Nursing, 1(1), 8-29. doi: 10.1177/107484079500100102

Wright, L.M. (2001).  Suffering and family nursing intervention research: A healing combination.  Japanese Journal of Family Nursing, 6(2), 133-140. [In Japanese]

Wright, L.M., & Bell, J.M. (1994).  The future of family nursing research: Interventions, interventions, interventions.  The Japanese Journal of Nursing Research, 27(2-3), 4-15. [In Japanese]


RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS IN FAMILY NURSING

Bell, J.M. (2015, August). Family nursing research instruments developed by family nurses [Web log post]. Retrieved from: http://janicembell.com/2015/08/family-nursing-research-instruments-developed-by-family-nurses/ 

Benzein, E., Johansson, P., Franzen Arestedt, K., Berg, A., & Saveman, B.I. (2008). Families’ importance in nursing care: Nurses’ attitudes—an instrument development.  Journal of Family Nursing, 14(1), 97-117.  doi:10.1177/1074840707312716

Bruce, E., Dorell, A., Lindh, V., Erlingsson, C., Lindkvist, M., & Sundin, K. (2016). Translation and testing of the Swedish version of the Iceland-Family Perceived Support Questionnaire with parents of children with congenital heart defects.  Journal of Family Nursing, 22(3), 298-320. doi:10.1177/1074840716656343

Gisladottir, M., & Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2016). Development and psychometric testing of the Iceland-Family Illness Beliefs Questionnaire.  Journal of Family Nursing, 22(3), 321-338. doi:10.1177/1074840716661593

Meiers, S.J., Tomlinson, P., & Peden-McAlpine, C. (2007).  Development of the Family Nurse Caring Belief Scale (FNCBS).  Journal of Family Nursing, 13(4), 484-502. doi: 10.1177/1074840707310734

Roberts, C., & Feetham, S. (1982). An instrument for assessing family functioning across three areas of relationships. Nursing Research, 31(4), 231-235. doi: 10.1097/00006199-198207000-00011

Simpson, P., & Tarrant, M. (2006).  Development of the Family Nursing Practice Scale. Journal of Family Nursing, 12(4), 413-425.  doi: 10.1177/1074840706290806

Saveman, B-I., Benzein, E.G., Engstrom, A.H., & Arestedt, K. (2011). Refinement and psychometric re-evaluation of the instrument: Families’ Importance in Nursing Care – Nurses attitudes.  Journal of Family Nursing, 17(3), 312-329.  doi:10.1177/1074840711415074

Svavarsdottir, E. K., Looman, W., Tryggvadottir, G. B., & Garwick, A. (2017).  Psychometric testing of the Icelandic Health Care Practitioner Illness Beliefs Questionnaire among school nurses.  Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/scs.12457

Sveinbjarnardottir, E. K., Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Hrafnkelsson, B. (2012).Psychometric development of the Iceland-Expressive Family Functioning Questionnaire (ICE-EFFQ). Journal of Family Nursing, 18(3), 353-377. doi:10.1177/1074840712449204

Sveinbjarnardottir, E. K., Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Hrafnkelsson, B. (2012). Psychometric development of the Iceland-Family Perceived Support Questionnaire (ICE-FPSQ). Journal of Family Nursing, 18(3), 328-352. doi:10.1177/1074840712449203


CONCEPTUAL PUBLICATIONS IN FAMILY SYSTEMS NURSING

Anderson, K. H. (2000). The Family Health System approach to family systems nursing. Journal of Family Nursing, 6(2), 103-119. doi: 10.1177/107484070000600202

Anderson, K. H., & Tomlinson, P. S.  (1992). The Family Health System as an emerging paradigmatic view for nursing. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 24(1), 57–63. doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.1992.tb00700.x

Bell, J.M. (1995a). What is “family”? Perturbations and possibilities [Editorial]. Journal of Family Nursing, 1(2), 131-133. doi: 10.1177/107484079500100201

Bell, J.M. (1995b). The dysfunction of “dysfunctional” [Editorial]. Journal of Family Nursing, 1(3), 235-237. doi:10.1177/107484079500100301

Bell, J.M. (1996). Advanced practice in family nursing: One view [Editorial]. Journal of Family Nursing, 2(3), 244-247.  doi: 10.1177/107484079600200302

Bell, J.M. (1998).  Rx for certainty in clinical work with families: Insatiable curiosity [Editorial]. Journal of Family Nursing, 4(2), 123-126. doi:10.1177/107484079800400201

Bell, J.M. (2003).  Clinical scholarship in family nursing [Editorial].  Journal of Family Nursing, 9(2), 127-129.  doi: 10.1177/1074840703009002001

Bell, J.M. (2009).  Family Systems Nursing: Re-examined [Editorial].  Journal of Family Nursing, 15(2), 123-129. doi: 10.1177/1074840709335533

Bell, J.M. (2011).  Relationships: The heart of the matter in family nursing [Editorial]. Journal of Family Nursing, 17(1), 3-10. doi: 10.1177/1074840711398464

Bell, J. M. (2013). Family nursing is more than family centered care [Editorial]. Journal of Family Nursing, 19(4), 411-417. doi:10.1177/1074840713512750

Bell, J. M. (2014).  Family centered care and family nursing: Three beliefs that matter most [Guest Editorial for a Special Issue on Family Centered Care]. Pfelge, 27(4), 213-217. doi:10.1024/1012-5302/a000369

Bell, J. M. (2016). The central importance of therapeutic conversations in family nursing: Can talking be healing? [Editorial]. Journal of Family Nursing, 22, 439-449. doi: 10.1177/1074840716680837

Bell, J. M. (2017). Social media and family nursing scholars: Catching up with 2007 [Editorial]. Journal of Family Nursing, 23(1), 3-12. doi: 10.1177/1074840717694524

Bell, J.M., & Wright, L.M. (2011).  The Illness Beliefs Model: Creating practice knowledge for families experiencing illness suffering.  In E.K. Svarvarsdottir & H. Jonsdottir (Eds.), Family nursing in action (pp. 15-51).  Reykjavik, Iceland: University of Iceland Press.

Bell, J. M., & Wright, L. M. (2015). The Illness Beliefs Model: Advancing practice knowledge about illness beliefs, family healing, and family interventions [Editorial]. Journal of Family Nursing, 21(2), 179-185. doi:10.1177/1074840715586889

Bell, J.M., Wright, L.M., & Watson, W.L. (1992).  The medical map is not the territory; or, “Medical Family Therapy?” – Watch your language!  Family Systems Medicine, 10(1), 35-39. doi: 10.1037/h0089250

Benzein, E., Hagberg, M., & Saveman, B.-I. (2008). Being appropriately unusual: A challenge for nurses in health fostering conversations with families. Nursing Inquiry, 15, 106-115. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1800.2008.00401

Benzein, E., Hagberg, M., & Saveman, B.-I. (2012).  Att möta familjer inom vård och omsorg [Meeting with Families in Health and Community Care]. Stockholm, Sweden:  Studentlitteratur. [in Swedish] (Describes the Family Health Conversations Model for advanced family nursing practice in Sweden)

Duhamel, F. (Ed.). (1995).  La santé et la famille: Une approche systémique en soinsinfirmiers [Families and health: A systemic approach in nursing care]. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Gaëtan Morin editeur. [in French]

Duhamel, F. (Ed.). (2007).  La santé et la famille: Une approche systémique en soins infirmiers [Families and health: A systemic approach in nursing care](2nd ed.). Montréal, Quebec, Canada; Gaétan Morin éditeur. Chenelière Éducation. [in French]

Duhamel F. (2007). L’analyse du système familial dans des contextes de santé et demaladie [Family analysis in the context of health and illness]. In F. Duhamel (Ed.), La santé et la famille : Une approche systémique en soins infirmiers [Families and health: A systemic approach in nursing care] (2nd ed., pp. 39-61). Montréal, Quebec, Canada: Gaëtan Morin éditeur. Chenelière Éducation. [in French]

Duhamel F. (2007). Les interventions systémiques familiales auprès de la famille [Familynursing intervention]. In F. Duhamel (Ed.), La santé et la famille : Une approche systémique en soins infirmiers [Families and health: A systemic approach in nursing care] (2nd ed., pp. 63-86). Montréal, Quebec, Canada: Gaëtan Morin éditeur. Chenelière Éducation. [in French]

Duhamel F. (2007). Questions et réponses sur la mise en application des soins infirmiers à la famille [Questions and answers regarding the implementation of family nursing]. In F. Duhamel (Ed.), La santé et la famille : Une approche systémique en soins infirmiers [Families and health: A systemic approach in nursing care] (2nd ed., pp. 229-241). Montréal, Quebec, Canada: Gaëtan Morin éditeur, Chenelière Éducation. [in French]

Duhamel, F., & Campagna, L. (1997). Is the family important in cardiovascular care? Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 8(4), 16-22. [in French].

Kobayashi, N, (2011). Family Assessment Workbook Part II: Guide to an expert in facilitating case conference and study by FASC methods. Tokyo, Japan: Ishiyaku Publishers. [in Japanese].

Kobayashi, N. (in press). Family Systems Practice in home visit nursing. Tokyo, Japan: Houmon Kango to Kaigo. [in Japanese]

Konradsdottir, E., & Svavarsdottir, E. K.  (2013). The role of the advanced nurse practitioners in offering brief therapeutic conversation intervention for families of children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes.  Vard I Norden, [Nordic Journal of Nursing Research] Publ. 109, 33(1), 44-47.

Leahey, M., & Harper-Jaques, S. (1996). Family-nurse relationships: Core assumptions and clinical implications.  Journal of Family Nursing, 2(2), 133-151. doi: 10.1177/107484079600200203

Loos, F., & Bell, J. M. (1990).  Circular questions: A family interviewing strategy. Dimensions in Critical Care Nursing, 9(1), 46-53.

Maturana, H. R., & Varela, F. J. (1992). The tree of knowledge: The biological roots of human understanding (rev. ed.). Boston, MA:  Shambhala.

Moules, N. J. (1998). Legitimizing grief: Challenging beliefs that constrain. Journal of Family Nursing, 4(2), 138-162.

Moules, N. J. (2000).  Postmodernism and the sacred: Reclaiming connection in our greater-than-human worlds.  Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 2(1), 241-253.

Robinson, C. A. (1994).  Nursing interventions with families: A demand or an invitation to change?  Journal of Advanced Nursing, 19, 897-904.

Robinson, C. A. (1995).  Beyond dichotomies in the nursing of persons and families.  Image, 27(2), 116-120.

Robinson, C. A. (1996). Health care relationships revisited.  Journal of Family Nursing, 2(2), 152-173.

Schober, M., & Affara, F.  (2001). The family nurse:  Frameworks for practice.  Geneva, Switzerland:  International Council of Nurses.

von Bertalanffy, L. (1968). General System Theory: Foundations, development, applications. New York, NY: George Braziller.

Wacharasin, C. ( 2007). Theoretical foundations for advanced family nursing. Chonburi, Thailand: Faculty of Nursing, Burapha University. [in Thai]

Wright, L. M. (1997). Suffering and spirituality: The soul of clinical work with families [Guest Editorial]. Journal of Family Nursing, 3(1), 3-14.

Wright, L. M. (1989). When clients ask questions: Enriching the therapeutic conversation.  Family Therapy Networker, 13(6), 15-16.

Wright, L. M.  (2005).  Spirituality, suffering, and illness:  Ideas for healing. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis. [Translated in Portuguese]

Wright, L. M. (2015).  Brain science and illness beliefs: An unexpected explanation of the healing power of therapeutic conversations and the family interventions that matter. Journal of Family Nursing, 21(2), 186-205. doi:10.1177/1074840715575822

Wright, L. M., & Bell, J. (1981).  Nurses, families and illness:  A new combination.  In D. Freeman & B. Trute (Eds.), Treating families with special needs (pp. 199-205).  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: The Canadian Association of Social Workers.

Wright, L. M., & Bell, J. M. (2004). Retrospective — Nurses, families, and illness: A new combination [Editorial]. Journal of Family Nursing, 10(1), 3-11.

Wright, L.M., & Bell, J.M. (2009). Beliefs and illness: A model for healing.  Calgary, Alberta, Canada: 4th Floor Press. [Translated in Japanese]

Wright, L.M., & Leahey, M. (1994).  Calgary Family Intervention Model: One-way to think about change.  Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 20(4), 381-395.

Wright, L .M., & Leahey, M. (1999).  Maximizing time, minimizing suffering: The 15-minute (or less) family interview.  Journal of Family Nursing, 5(3), 259-273.

Wright, L. M., & Leahey, M. (2009).  Nurses and families: A guide to family assessment and intervention (5th ed.). Philadelph ia, PA: F.A. Davis. (previous editions: 1st ed. 1984; 2nd ed. 1994; 3rd ed. 2000; 4th ed., 2005)

Wright, L. M., & Leahey, M. (2005).  The three most common errors in family nursing: How to avoid or side-step.  Journal of Family Nursing, 11(2), 90-101.

Wright, L. M., & Levac, A.M. (1993).  The non-existence of non-compliant families: The influence of Humberto Maturana.  In S.L. Feetham, S.B. Meister, J.M. Bell, & C.L. Gilliss (Eds.), The nursing of families: Theory/research/education/practice (pp.111-117). Newbury Park, CA: SAGE.

Wright, L .M., Watson, W. L., & Bell, J. M. (1996). Beliefs: The heart of healing in families and illness. New York, NY: Basic Books. [Translated in Japanese, Swedish, and French]


CLINICAL SYNTHESIS AND PRODUCTIONS

Bell, J. M. (2002).  20th Anniversary of the Family Nursing Unit [Editorial].  Journal of Family Nursing, 8(3), 175-177.

Bell. J. M. (2008). The Family Nursing Unit, University of Calgary: Reflections on 25 years of clinical scholarship (1982-2007) and closure announcement [Editorial].  Journal of Family Nursing, 14(3), 275-288.

Bell, J. M. (in press).  Growing the science of Family Systems Nursing: Family health intervention research focused on illness suffering and family healing. In F. Duhamel (Ed.), La santé et la famille: Une approche systémique en soins infirmiers [Families and health: A systemic approach in nursing care] (3rd ed.,) Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Gaëtan Morin editeur, Chenelière Éducation. [In French]

Bell, J. M., Moules, N. J., & Wright, L. M. (2009).  Therapeutic letters and the Family Nursing Unit: A legacy of advanced nursing practice.  Journal of Family Nursing, 15(1), 6-30. http://jfn.sagepub.com/content/15/1/6.abstract

Duhamel, F., Dupuis, F., & Girard, F. (2010).  Launching a Center of Excellence in Family Nursing, University of Montreal.  Journal of Family Nursing, 16(1), 124-125.

Gottlieb, L. (2007).  A tribute to the Calgary Family Nursing Unit:  Lessons that go beyond family nursing [Editorial].  Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 39(3), 7-11.

Levac, A. M. C., Wright, L. M., & Leahey, M. (2002). Children and families: Models for assessment and intervention. In J.A. Fox (Ed.), Primary health care of infants, children, and adolescents (2nd ed., pp. 10-19). St Louis, MO: Mosby.

Wright, L. M. & Leahey, M. (Producers).  (2010). Common errors in family interviewing: How to avoid & correct [DVD]. (available from www.FamilyNursingResources.com)

Wright, L. M. & Leahey, M. (Producers).  (2010).  Tips and microskills for interviewing: Families of the Elderly [DVD]. (available from www.FamilyNursingResources.com)

Wright, L. M. & Leahey, M. (Producers).  (2010).  Interviewing an individual to gain a family perspective with chronic illness:  A clinical demonstration [DVD]. (available from www.FamilyNursingResources.com)

Wright, L. M. (Producer). (2007). Spirituality, suffering, and illness: Conversations for healing.[DVD]. (available from: www.lorrainewright.com)

Wright, L. M. & Leahey, M. (Producers).  (2006).  How to use questions in family interviewing.[DVD]. (available from http://www.FamilyNursingResources.com)

Wright, L. M., & Leahey, M. (Producers).  (2003). How to intervene with families with health concerns [DVD]. (available from http://www.FamilyNursingResources.com)

Wright, L .M., & Leahey, M. (Producers).  (2002). Family nursing interviewing skills:  how to engage, assess, intervene, and terminate [DVD].  (available from http://www.FamilyNursingResources.com)

Wright, L .M., & Leahey, M. (Producers).  (2001). Calgary Family Assessment Model: How to apply in clinical practice [DVD]. (available from http://www.FamilyNursingResources.com)

Wright, L.M., & Leahey, M. (Producers).  (2000). How to do a 15 minute (or less) interview [DVD]. (available from www.FamilyNursingResources.com)

Wright, L. M., Watson, W. L., & Duhamel, F. (1985).  The Family Nursing Unit:  Clinical preparation at the Masters’ level.  The Canadian Nurse, 81, 26-29.

Wright, L .M., Watson, W. L., & Duhamel, F. (1985).  Une formation clinique en centre familial au niveau de la maitrise.  L’Infirmiere Canadienne, 10, 31-32.

Wright, L. M., Watson, W. L., & Bell, J .M. (1990).  The Family Nursing Unit: A unique integration of research, education and clinical practice.  In J.M. Bell, W.L. Watson, & L.M. Wright (Eds.), The cutting edge of family nursing (pp. 95-112).  Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Family Nursing Unit Publications.


PUBLISHED CASE EXAMPLES USING FAMILY SYSTEMS NURSING

Bell, J .M. (1987).  Assessing marital responses to the threat of breast cancer.  In M. Leahey & L.M. Wright (Eds.), Families & life-threaten­ing illness (pp. 129-142).  Springhouse, PA: Springhouse.

Bell, J. M. (2000).  Encouraging nurses and families to think interactionally: Revisiting the usefulness of the circular pattern diagram [Editorial].  Journal of Family Nursing, 6(3), 203-209.

Bell, J. M. (1999).  Therapeutic failure: Exploring uncharted territory in family nursing [Editorial].  Journal of Family Nursing, 5(4), 371-373.  doi:10.1177/107484079900500401

Bell, J. M., Moules, N. J., Simonson, K., & Fraser, J. (2004).  Marriage and illness: Therapeutic conversations with couples who are suffering.  P. Amato & N. Gonzalez (Eds.), Vision 2004: What is the future of marriage? (pp. 47-52).  Minneapolis, MN: National Council on Family Relations.

Bohn, U., Wright, L. M., & Moules, N. J. (2003).  A family systems nursing interview following a myocardial infarction:  The power of commendations.  Journal of Family Nursing, 9(2), 151-165.

Duhamel, F., Dupuis, F., & Wright, L. M. (2009).  Families’ and nurses’ responses to the “One Question Question”: Reflections for clinical practice, education, and research in family nursing.  Journal of Family Nursing, 15(4), 461-485.  doi:10.1177/1074840709350606

Dupuis, F., & Duhamel, F. (2002). Le décès d’un enfant dans la famille : Intégrer une dimension spirituelle aux interventions familiales [“The death of a child in the family: Integrating a spiritual dimension in family interventions"]. Sciences pastorales, 21(2), 245-262.

Dupuis, F., Duhamel, F., & Gendron, S. (2011). Transitioning care of an adolescent with cystic fibrosis: Development of a systemic hypothesis between parents, adolescents and health care professionals.  Journal of Family Nursing, 17(3), 291-311.

Harper-Jaques, S., & Masters, A. (1994).  Written communication with survivors of sexual abuse: Use of letters in therapy.  Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 32(8), 11-16.

Houger Limacher, L., & Wright, L. M. (2003).  Commendations: Listening to the silent side of a family intervention.  Journal of Family Nursing, 9(2), 130-135.

Kent-Wilkinson, A. (1999).  Forensic family genogram: An assessment and intervention tool. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health, 37(9), 52-56.

Krusky, M. (2002).  Women and thinness: The watch on the eve of the feast.  Therapy with families experiencing troubled eating.  Journal of Systemic Therapies, 21(1), 58-76.

Leahey, M., & Wright, L. M.  (1987).  Families and chronic illness:  Assumptions, assessment and intervention.  In L.M. Wright & M. Leahey (Eds.), Families & chronic illness (pp. 55-76).  Springhouse, PA: Springhouse.

Levac, A. M., McLean, S., Wright, L .M., Bell, J. M., “Ann”, & “Fred”. (1998). A “Reader’s Theatre” intervention to managing grief: Post-therapy reflections by a family and a clinical team. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 24(1), 81-94.

Marshall, A., Bell, J. M., & Moules, N. J. (2010).  Beliefs, suffering, and healing: A clinical practice model for families experiencing mental illness.  Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 46(3),182-96.

Marshall, A.J., & Harper-Jaques, S. (2008).  Depression and family relationships:  Ideas for healing.  Journal of Family Nursing, 14(1), 56-73.

McElheran, N. G., & Harper-Jaques, S. R. (1994).  Commendations: A resource intervention for clinical practice.  Clinical Nurse Specialist, 8(1), 7-10, 15.

McLeod, D., & Wright, L. M. (2001).  Conversations of spirituality: Spirituality in family systems nursing – making the case with four clinical vignettes.  Journal of Family Nursing, 7(4), 391-415.

Moules, N. J. (2009). Grief and families: Applying the Illness Beliefs Model to bereavement.  In L.M. Wright & J.M. Bell.  Beliefs and illness:  A model for healing (pp. 305-317).  Calgary, Alberta, Canada:  4th Floor Press.

Moules, N. J., Thirsk, L. M., & Bell, J. M. (2006). A Christmas without memories: Beliefs about grief and mothering–A clinical case analysis.  Journal of Family Nursing, 12(4), 426-441.

Leahey, M., & Wright, L .M. (1985).  Intervening with families with chronic illness.  Family Systems Medicine, 3, 60-69.

Rallison, L., & Moules. N. J. (2004).  The unspeakable nature of pediatric palliative care:  Unveiling many cloaks.  Journal of Family Nursing, 10(3), 287-301.

Robinson, C. A. (2003). Healing conversations in the face of persistent or recurring cancer. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 13(2), 95 – 99.

Robinson, C. A., & Janes, K. (2001). Is my mom going to die? Answering children’s questions when a family member has cancer. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 11(2), 62 – 66.

Robinson, C. A., Wright, L. M., & Watson, W. L. (1994).  A nontraditional approach to family violence.  Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 8(1), 30-37.

Wacharasin, C., & Homchampa, P. ( 2008). Uncovering a Family Caregiving Model: Insights from research to benefit HIV infected patients, their caregivers, and health professionals. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 19, 385-396.

Watson, W. L.  (1987).  Intervening with aging families and Alzheimer’s disease.  In L.M. Wright & M. Leahey (Eds.), Families & chronic illness (pp. 381-404).  Springhouse, PA: Springhouse.

Watson, W. L., & Bell, J. M. (1990).  Who are we?  Low self-esteem and marital identity.  Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 28(4), 15-20.

Watson, W. L., Bell, J. M., & Wright, L. M. (1992).  Osteophytes and marital fights: A single case clinical research report of chronic pain.  Family Systems Medicine, 10(4), 423-435.

Watson, W. L., & Lee, D. (1993).  Is there life after suicide?:  The systemic belief approach for “survivors” of suicide.  Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 7(1), 37-43.

Watson, W. L., & Nanchoff-Glatt, M. (1990).  A family systems nursing approach to premenstrual syndrome.  Clinical Nurse Specialist, 4, 3-9.

Watson, W. L., & Wright, L. M. (1984).  The elderly and their families: An interactional view.  In  J.C.  Hansen & E. Imber Coppersmith (Eds.), Families with a handicapped member (pp. 75-78).  Rockville, MD:  Family Therapy Collections, Aspen Systems.

Wright, L. M. (1990).  Research as a family therapy intervention technique.  Contemporary Family Therapy:  An International Journal, 12(6), 477-484.

Wright, L. M. (1997). Multiple sclerosis, beliefs and families: Professional and personal stories of suffering and strength. In S. McDaniel, J. Hepworth, & W.J. Doherty (Eds.), The shared experience of illness: Stories of patients, families, and their therapists (pp. 263-273).  New York, NY: Basic Books.

Wright, L .M. (2008).  Softening suffering through spiritual care practices:  One possibility for healing families.  Journal of Family Nursing, 14(4), 394-411. http://jfn.sagepub.com/content/14/4/394.abstract

Wright, L. M., Bell, J. M., Watson, W. L., & Tapp, D. (1995).  The influence of the beliefs of nurses: A clinical example of a post-myocardial-infarction couple.  Journal of Family Nursing, 1(3), 238-256.

Wright, L. M., & Leahey, M. (1985).  Families with chronic illness:  Three intervention approaches.  Continuing Care Coordinator, March, 35-36.

Wright, L. M., & Leahey, M.  (1987a). Families and life-threatening ill­ness:  Assumptions, assessment and intervention.  In  M.Leahey & L.Wright (Eds.), Families & life-threatening illness (pp. 45-58).  Springhouse, PA: Springhouse.

Wright, L .M., & Leahey, M.  (1987b). Families and psychosocial problems:  Assumptions, assessment and intervention.  In M. Leahey &  L.Wright  (Eds.), Families & psychosocial problems (pp. 17-34).  Springhouse, PA: Springhouse.

Wright, L. M., Miller, D., & Nelson, K. L. (1985).  Treatment of a non-drinking family member in an alcoholic family system by a family nursing team.  Family Systems Medicine, 3(3), 291-300.

Wright, L .M., & Park Dorsay, J. (1989).  A case of Marilynitis or a Marilyn Monroe infection.  Adelaide, Australia:  Dulwich Centre Newsletter, 7-9.

Wright, L. M., & Simpson, P. (1991).  A systemic belief approach to epileptic seizures: A case of being spellbound.  Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal, 13(2), 165-180.


PEDAGOGY IN FAMILY SYSTEMS NURSING

Bell, J. M. (1997). Levels in undergraduate family nursing education [Editorial]. Journal of Family Nursing, 3(3), 227-229.

Bell, J. M. (2010). Family nursing education: Faster, higher, stronger [Editorial].  Journal of Family Nursing, 16(2), 135-145.

Bell, J. M., Swan, N. K.W., Taillon, C., McGovern, G., & Dorn, J. (2001).  Learning to nurse the family [Editorial].  Journal of Family Nursing, 7(2), 117-126.

Bell, J. M., & Wright, L. M. (1990).  Flaws in family nursing education.  The Canadian Nurse, 86(6), 28-30.

Binding, L. L., Morck, A. C., & Moules, N. J. (2010). Learning to see the other: A vehicle of reflection.  Nurse Education Today, 30, 591-594. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2009.12.014

Dorsay, J. P., Premji, S., Lendrum, B. L., & Royle, J. (1995). Research. Family systems nursing education. Canadian Nurse, 91(9), 21

Erlingsson, C. (2009). Undergraduate nursing students writing therapeutic letters to families:  An educational strategy.  Journal of Family Nursing, 15, 83-101.

Fast Braun, V., Hyndman, K., & Foster, C. (2010).  Family nursing for undergraduate nursing students:  The Brandon University Family Case Model approach.  Journal of Family Nursing, 16(2), 161-176.

Flowers, K., St. John, W., & Bell, J.M. (2008). The role of the clinical laboratory in teaching and learning family nursing skills.  Journal of Family Nursing, 14(2), 242-267.

Goudreau, J., Duhamel, F., & Ricard, N. (2006). The impact of a Family Systems Nursing educational program on the practice of psychiatric nurses.  A pilot study.  Journal of Family Nursing, 12(3), 292-306.

Leahey, M., & Harper-Jaques, S. (2010). Integrating family nursing into a mental health urgent care practice framework: Ladders for learning. Journal of Family Nursing, 16(2), 196-212.

Lindh, V. R., Chatrin, P. V., Saveman, B. I., Englund, C. J., Idberger, K., & Östlund, E. A .U. (2013). An initiative to teach family systems nursing using online health-promoting conversations: A multi-methods evaluation.  Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 3(2), 54-66. doi: 10.5430/jnep.v3n2p54

Moules, N. J., & Johnstone, H. (2010). Commendations, conversations, and life-changing realizations: Teaching and practicing family nursing. Journal of Family Nursing, 16(2), 146-160.

Moules, N. J., Bell, J. M., Paton, B. I. & Morck, A .C. (2012). Examining pedagogical practices in Family Systems Nursing: Intentionality, complexity, and doing well by families. Journal of Family Nursing, 18(2), 261-295. doi:10.1177/1074840711435508

Moules, N. J., & Tapp, D. M. (2003). Family nursing labs: Shifts, changes, and innovations. Journal of Family Nursing, 9(1), 101-117.

Saveman B-I., Måhlén C. & Benzein E. (2005). Nursing students´ beliefs about families in nursing care.  Nurse Education Today, 25, 480-486

Tapp, D. M., Moules, N., Bell, J. M., & Wright, L. M. (1997). Family skills labs: Facilitating the development of family nursing skills in the undergraduate curriculum. Journal of Family Nursing, 3(3), 247-266.

Tapp, D. M., & Wright, L .M. (1996).  Live supervision and family systems nursing: Post-modern influences and dilemmas. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 3(4), 225-233.

Tomm, K. M., & Wright, L. M. (1979).  Training in family therapy:  Perceptual, conceptual and executive skills.  Family Process, 18(3), 227-250.

Wright, L. M. (1994).  Live supervision: Developing therapeutic competence in family systems nursing.  Journal of Nursing Education, 33(7), 325-327.

Wright, L. M., & Bell, J. M. (1989).  A survey of family nursing education in Canadian Universities.  Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 21, 59-74.


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