Biography for Dr. Janice M. Bell
Future Speaking Engagements
May 22-25, 2018: Externship Workshop Advanced Family Nursing, Switzerland
Website and registration: www.zhaw.ch/health/afn
Previous Speaking Engagements
June 14-17, 2017 – 13th International Family Nursing Conference, Pamplona, Spain
13th International Family Nursing Conference in Pamplona, Spain. This is an official meeting of the International Family Nursing Association which I helped to establish in 2009. Read more about the amazing history of the International Family Nursing Conferences which first began in 1988 in Calgary (Dr. Lorraine Wright, chair)
- Preconference Workshop on June 14, 2017 - A Social Primer for Family Nursing Scholars (with Wilma Schroeder, Joel Anderson, and Wendy Looman)
- Special Session, June 15, 2017 - Advanced Practice in Family Nursing: Can Nurses Heal Families? (with Dr. Lorraine Wright)
May 3-5, 2017
Families Matter! A series of workshops for health care professionals who wish to include families in their care–in both community and inpatient mental health and brain injury settings. Alberta Health Services, The Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury, Ponoka Alberta, Canada with Dr. Lorraine Wright.
May 17-20, 2016
Family Nursing Externship. 4-day intensive signature workshop with Dr. Lorraine Wright at Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland. For more information, see link: https://weiterbildung.zhaw.ch/en/school-of-health-professions/program/externship-workshop-advanced-family-nursing.html. [Read more] Additional questions? Contact Barbara Preusse-Bleuler.
August 18-21, 2015
12th International Family Nursing Conference, Odense, Denmark. Website: http://internationalfamilynursing.org/2013/07/11/2015-conference/
- Preconference Workshop on August 18, 2015 co-presented with Dr. Lorraine Wright: Illness Suffering and Family Healing: Raising Your Clinical Effectiveness to the Next Level
- Expert Lecture on August 19, 2015: From Knowledge Creation to Knowledge Translation: Growing the Science of Family Systems Nursing
- Podium Session on August 20, 2015: Group of 4 papers presented by members of the IFNA Communications Committee. ”Leveraging Social Media to create a “Tipping Point” in #familynursing”
September 16, 2014
How to Conceptualize Family as a Relational Entity, Invited graduate nursing seminar, University of British Columbia, Okanagan (seminar cancelled).
June 24-27, 2014
Advanced Family Nursing Externship, Invited 4-day workshop co-presented with Dr. Lorraine Wright. Hosted by Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur, Switzerland (Professor Barbara Preusse-Bleluer). 23 registrants from Switzerland, Austria, and Italy.
May 26, 2014
Harnessing the Power of Therapeutic Conversation with Families During Discharge. Half-day workshop presented at the 35th International Association for Human Caring Conference, Kyoto, Japan.
May 24, 2014
Helping Families Heal: One Nurse at a Time. Invited keynote address presented at the 35th International Association for Human Caring Conference, Kyoto, Japan. 781 participants representing 20 countries.
September 23-26, 2013
Advanced Family Nursing Externship, Invited 4-day workshop co-presented with Dr. Lorraine Wright. Hosted by the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. For registration and information: http://www.sdu.dk/Om_SDU/Institutter_centre/Klinisk_institut/Forskning/Forskningsenheder/Sygeplejeforskning/Nyheder/Externshipsep13
June 20, 2013
Knowledge Translation in Family Systems Nursing: An International Research Collaboration Project. Paper presented within the Symposium, Family Systems Nursing, 11th International Family Nursing Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
June 19, 2013
Illness Beliefs Model. Invited pre-conference workshop co-presented with Dr. Lorraine Wright. 11th International Family Nursing Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. http://internationalfamilynursing.org/wordpress/our-conferences/2013-ifna-conference/
University of British Columbia (Okanagan), Canada, Nursing 531, Advanced Family-Centered Nursing Practice. I served as an invited guest professor and offered a 3 hour seminar about the Biology of Cognition on June 6. The learners included graduate students from Nursing and Social Work. On June 7, I served as a clinical supervisor and member of the reflecting team intervention for a live family interview conducted in the new Interprofessional Clinic at UBCO. On June 8, I again served as an invited guest professor and led a Post-session discussion about the family interview and linked this discussion to theory about the first macromove of the Illness Beliefs Model: Creating a Context for Changing Beliefs.
March 23, 2013
Five Helpful Beliefs that Can Transform your Practice with Families. Invited keynote presented to a regional forum of the Japanese Association for Research in Family Nursing (JARFN), Kanazawa, Japan.
March 21, 2013
Illness Beliefs Model. Key Concept: Structural Determinism. Invited seminar presented to graduate students and faculty at Ishikawa Prefectural Nursing University, Ishikawa, Japan.
February 27, 2013
Getting to the Heart of the Matter in Patient and Family Centered Care. Invited keynote presented to the Patient and Family Centered Care Pre-Forum, Quality Forum 2013, British Columbia Patient Safety & Quality Council, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/bcpsqc/pfcc-janice-bell-keynote-getting-to-the-heart-of-the-matter
February 27, 2013
Mentoring “Relational Practice” in Patient and Family Centered Care. Invited workshop presented to the Patient and Family Centered Care Pre-Forum, Quality Forum 2013, British Columbia Patient Safety & Quality Council, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/bcpsqc/pfcc-janice-bell-relational-practice
October 25, 2012
Practice Models for Family Nursing. Invited presentation at the First International Conference on Family Health Nursing, Berlin, Germany. http://www.uws.ac.uk/familyhealthnursingconference2012/
September 30, 2012
Family Systems Nursing: Knowledge Synthesis …A multi-layered story. Presentation at the International Family Systems Nursing Collaboration (IFSYNC) meeting of researchers and knowledge users from 6 countries, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Followed by two days of facilitation of this historic meeting October 1-2, 2012).
September 18, 2012
The Calgary Family Assessment Model and the Calgary Family Intervention Model. Invited guest professor for a graduate level 3-hour seminar for Nursing 530, University of British Columbia (Okanagan campus) Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
September 5, 2012
Family Centred Care: One Vision. Invited presentation to the Central Okanagan Patient and Family Centred Care Steering Committee, Interior Health Region, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
May 18, 2012
Illness Beliefs Model: Addressing Illness Suffering in Clinical Work with Families. Presentation to the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) annual meeting, San Francisco, California, USA.
May 2, 2012
Getting to the Heart of Family Nursing Interventions. Webinar offered for the International Family Nursing Association. For more information see: http://internationalfamilynursing.org/2012/05/30/webinar-janices/
April 19, 2012
Introduction to the Illness Beliefs Model. Invited graduate nursing seminar conducted by videoconference, University of Basel, Institute of Nursing Science, Zurich, Switzerland.
November 9, 2011
Getting to the Heart of Family Nursing Interventions for Advanced Practice. Invited internet seminar for the Master’s course in family nursing, University of Basel, Institute of Nursing Science, Zurich, Switzerland. Invited by Dr. Rebecca Spirig (Professor).
June 24-27, 2011
Invited Special Session: Centers of Excellence in Family Nursing Practice around the World. 10th International Family Nursing Conference, Kyoto, Japan.
Host of the Journal of Family Nursing Awards. 10th International Family Nursing Conference, Kyoto, Japan.
May 18, 2011
How To Ask Effective Questions in Nursing Care. Invited workshop offered at the National Swiss Nurse’s Congress, Montreux, Switzerland.
May 11-14, 2011
Advanced Practice Models for Caring for Families. Invited Advanced Family Nursing Externship (Illness Beliefs Model, Trinity Model). Co-taught by Dr. Janice Bell and Dr. Lorraine Wright. Hosted by Zurich University of Applied Sciences, School of Health Professions, Institute of Nursing, Winterthur, Switzerland.
November 8 & 9, 2010
Teaching the Calgary Family Assessment and Calgary Family Intervention Models. Invited 2-day workshop with Nursing faculty at Minnesota State University, Mankato, USA. Hosted by the Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society. Mankato, Minnesota, USA.
September 22-23, 2010
Conceptualizing Health and Illness as a Relationships Issue: Moving Family Systems Nursing Forward. Invited plenary address. 3rd Nordic Conference on Family-Focused Nursing, Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden.
“Publish or Perish” in Family Nursing. Invited plenary address. 3rd Nordic Conference on Family-Focused Nursing, Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden.
September 27, 2010
Invited workshop on the Illness Beliefs Model with doctoral students. Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden.
September 20, 2010
Invited workshop on Family Systems Nursing with undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Umea University, Umea, Sweden.
July 30, 2010
Caring for Families with Competence, Confidence, and Compassion. Invited 3 hour workshop/lecture to graduate students and faculty: Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.
July 31, 2010
Invited Lecture: “Beliefs and Illness” and Research Consultation with Dr. Ishigaki’s research team. Chiba Prefectural University of Health Sciences, Chiba, Japan.
August 2, 2010
6 Ways to Improve Your Practice with Families. Invited lecture to practicing nurses: Seirei Sakura Citizen Hospital, Japan. http://www.seirei.or.jp/sakura/
August 2, 2010
Knowledge Creation for Practice. Seminar for Multi-Disciplinary Faculty: Chiba Prefectural University of Health Sciences, Chiba, Japan.
August 4, 2010
Caring for Families with Competence, Confidence, and Compassion. 3 hour workshop/lecture to practicing nurses and faculty: Aomori University of Health and Welfare, Aomori, Japan.
May 3-7, 2010
5-day Family Externship workshop “Models for Practice with Families”. (20 participants from 6 countries). 5 day workshop provides advanced clinical practice knowledge and skill development for nurses and other health care practitioners working with families experiencing illness. Advanced practice models: Illness Beliefs Model and Trinity Model used to guide the learning. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
June 2, 2009
Illness Beliefs Model for Healing Families: Revised and Refreshed. Concurrent Workshop (2 hours). Co-presented with Dr. Lorraine Wright. 9th International Family Nursing Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland.
June 3, 2009
Cutting Edge in Family Nursing Interventions. Invited plenary presentation. 9th International Family Nursing Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland.
June 3, 2009
Host of the Journal of Family Nursing Awards 2009. 9th International Family Nursing Conference. Reykjavik, Iceland.
May 6, 2009
Illness Beliefs Model. 1 hour workshop. The Learning Circle in Family Therapy. Kelowna General Hospital, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
November 5, 6, and December 12, 2008
Invited 3-day workshop co-taught with Dr. Lorraine Wright: “Families, Beliefs, and Healing: Innovations in Assessment and Intervention”. Hosted by the Toronto Academic Health Science Network and Bloorview Kids Rehab, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
October 22-24, 2008
Illness Beliefs and Trinity Models for Advanced Practice. Family Systems Nursing Externship. Invited 3-day workshop co-taught with Dr. Lorraine Wright. Hosted by Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
“I have been to many conferences, workshops, seminars, etc. over the last 5 years. This experience has, by far, been the most meaningful, powerful, and empowering.”
“I am so grateful for the insights and expertise of Dr. Bell and Dr. Wright. The material affirms what I am already doing and helps me focus more on clearly and systemically implementing more of these practices. This is Nursing with greater hope and healing.”
“Excellent program. So much covered in 3 days but not overwhelming. I was engaged the entire time in learning. I am now well prepared for more healing conversations with families in my future practice.”
July 4, 2008
In Sickness and in Health: How to Soften Suffering when Illness Strikes. 2-hour conference workshop. Smart Marriages 12th Annual Conference. San Francisco, California, USA.