Speaker.

The “patient” is only half of the patient; the other half is the family.  I love offering keynotes and workshops to health care professionals about how best to be helpful to families experiencing illness and how to change the culture of health care to make families the unit of care. I’ve presented my ideas through invited keynote addresses, presentations, and intensive Family Externship workshops in Canada, Chile, Denmark, Iceland, Israel, Finland, Japan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United States.

Family Externship

Janice Bell and Lorraine Wright: Externship 2018; Zurich University of Applied Sciences: Winterthur, Switzerland

The “Family Externship” is an intensive, signature workshop co-taught by Dr. Lorraine Wright and me. This workshop focuses on the knowledge and skills of advanced practice with families with a specific focus on the Illness Beliefs Model. Also featured are the Calgary Family Assessment and Intervention Models and the Trinity Model. This intensive learning experience aims to increase health care professionals’ capacity to care for families with competence, confidence, and compassion.

FUTURE WORKSHOPS:

Family Externship Workshop: July 5-8, 2022

Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

For more information and to register, see: https://janicembell.com/family-externship-2022-july-5-8-2022/

 

RECENT WORKSHOPS:

Family Externship Virtual Workshop: October 2020

Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

This university has a particular commitment to developing family nursing scholarship and practice. Barbara Preusse Bleuler leads this work, and a Family Systems Care Unit is under development.

Family Externship Workshop (3-days): September 19-21, 2020

Kobe, Japan

Canceled due to COVID19.

Family Externship Workshop (4 days) October 18-21, 2018

University of Akureyri, Iceland

 28 participants from 3 countries

 

Family Externship at Akureyri University, Iceland, October 2018

 

The possibilities for international networking at these Family Externship workshops are immense. We offer a live demonstration of a therapeutic conversation with a local family and have workshop participants join us as our clinical team members. Ideally, we have found that if more than one learner attends from an educational or health care organization, there are tremendous opportunities to support each other when you return home to begin implementing the advanced family nursing knowledge and interventions you have learned.

Family Systems Care: Special Presentation to an audience of health care professionals interested in improving their knowledge and skills in working with families: Winterthur, Switzerland, May 2018

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Dr. Janice Bell speaks to healthcare professionals and organizations worldwide focused on Family Health & Healing – it’s her passion and her life’s work.

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“Family nursing interventions offered within brief therapeutic conversations are easy skills to learn and mentor.”

 

– Janice M. Bell, RN, PhD