Illness is a family affair.

Beliefs & Illnesses:

A Model for Healing

May 22-25, 2018:

Family Externship Workshop

The lastest insight on Family Health & Healing

Influencing family healthcare through the International Family Nursing Association.

Family Health and Healing.

I want to shift the emphasis of health care from the individual to the family, from tasks and technology to relationships.

“I’m Devoted to bold, inspired efforts that transform health care practice with families experiencing illness.”


– Janice M. Bell, RN, PhD

Upcoming Workshops & Training.

May 22-25, 2018: Family Externship Workshop Advanced Practive, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

The “Family Externship” is an intensive, signature workshop offered by Dr. Lorraine Wright  and Dr. Janice Bell focused on the knowledge and skills of advanced practice with families. The Illness Beliefs Model is a major focus of the Family Externship workshop. The goal of this intensive learning experience is to increase capacity in health care professionals to care for families with competence, confidence, and compassion.
Join us for our next 4-day signature workshop in Switzerland called the Advanced Family Externship to participate in a live family interview and learn more about advanced practice with families guided by the Illness Beliefs Model:  May 22-25, 2018.

June 3-5, 2018: 5th Nordic Conference in Family-Focused Nursing, “Families Throughout The Lifespan”. Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland

Join us in Finland for this conference, organized in co-operation with University of Tampere and Tampere Hall.

We are honored to have keynotes from: PhD, associate professor Birte Østergaard, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark; PhD, adjunct professor Katja Joronen, University of Tampere, Finland and PhD, professor Terese Bondas, Nord University, Norway.


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Credit: National Academy of Medicine (2017) As a family nursing scholar, my greatest desire is to shift the emphasis of health care from the individual to the FAMILY and from…

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“Knowledge creation and knowledge transfer to improve caring practices with families are both central to my mission”


– Janice M. Bell, RN, PhD