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Bibliography: Family Nursing Education

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

Updated: April 2021

Angelo, M. (2008).  The emergence of family nursing in Brazil.  Journal of Family Nursing, 14(4), 436-441.

Åstedt-Kurki, P., Paavilainen, E., Paunonen, M., & Nieminen, H. (1998). Education of family nursing specialists at the University of Tampere, Finland. Journal of Family Nursing, 4(4), 350-357. 

Baumbusch, J., & Trautman, N. (1997). Does studying family health policy have to put students to sleep? No! Journal of Family Nursing, 3(3), 295-302.

Bell, J. M. (1997a).  Editor’s choice: Selected bibliography on family nursing education. Journal of Family Nursing, 3(3), 303-305.

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

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

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

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

Bell, J. M. (2012). Making ideas “stick”: The 15-Minute Family Interview [Editorial]. Journal of Family Nursing, 18(2), 171-174.

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.

Beierwaltes, P., Clisbee, D., & Eggenberger, S. K. (2020). An educational intervention incorporating digital storytelling to implement family nursing practice in acute care settings. Journal of Family Nursing, 26(3), 213-228.

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.

Blöndal, K., Zoëga, S., Hafsteinsdottir, J. E., Olafsdottir, O. A., Thorvardardottir, A. B., Hafsteinsdottir, S. A., & Sveinsdóttir, H. (2014). Attitudes of registered and licensed practical nurses about the importance of families in surgical hospital units. Journal of Family Nursing, 20(3), 355–375.

Braun, V. F., & Foster, C. (2011). Family nursing: Walking the talk. Nursing Forum, 46(1), 11-21.

Broekema, S., Luttik, M. L. A., Steggerda, G. E., Paans, W., Roodbol, P. F. (2018). Measuring change in nurses’ perceptions about family nursing competency following a 6-day educational intervention. Journal of Family Nursing, 24(4), 508-537.

Broekema, S., Paans, W., Roodbol, P. F., Luttik, M. L. A. (2020). Nurses’ application of the components of family nursing conversations in home health care: A qualitative content analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 34(2), 322-331. 

Chesla, C. A., Gilliss, C. L., & Leavitt, M. B. (1993). Preparing specialists in family nursing; The benefits of live supervision. In S.L. Feetham, S.B. Meister, J.M. Bell, & C.L. Gilliss (Eds.), The nursing of families: Theory/research/education/practice (pp. 163-173). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Coyne, E., Frommolt, V., Rands, H., Kain, V., & Mitchell, M. (2018). Simulation videos presented in a blended learning platform to improve Australian nursing students’ knowledge of family assessment. Nurse Education Today, 66, 96–102.

Deatrick, J. A., & Feetham, S. L. (1993).  Development of a model to guide advanced practice in family nursing. In S.L. Feetham, S.B. Meister, J.M. Bell, & C.L. Gilliss (Eds.), The nursing of families: Theory/research/education/practice (pp. 147-154). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

de Montigny, F. (1998). Using art to stimulate interactional thinking in a family nursing clinical practicum. Journal of Family Nursing, 4(4), 358-366.

de Montigny, F., Dumas, L., Bolduc, L., & Blais, S. (1997).  Teaching family nursing using conceptual models of nursing.  Journal of Family Nursing, 3(3), 267-279.

Dorell, Å., Östlund, U., Sundin, K. (2016). Nurses’ perspective of conducting family conversation. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 11(1), 30867.

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.

Duhamel, F. (2017). Translating knowledge from a family systems approach to clinical practice: Insights from knowledge translation research experiences. Journal of Family Nursing, 23(4), 461–487.

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.

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.

Erlingsson, C. (2009). Undergraduate nursing students writing therapeutic letters to families: An educational strategy.  Journal of Family Nursing, 15(1), 83-101.

Eggenberger, S. K., Krumwiede, N., & Young, P. (2015). Using simulation pedagogy in the formation of family-focused generalist nurses. Journal of Nursing Education, 54(10), 588-593.

Eggenberger, S. K., & Regan, M. (2010). Expanding simulation to teach family nursing. Journal of Nursing Education, 49(10), 550-558.

Eggenberger, S. K., & Sanders, M. (2016). A family nursing educational intervention supports nurses and families in an adult intensive care unit.  Australian Critical Care, 29(4), 217–223.

Fast Braun, V., Hyndman, K., & Foster, C. (2010).  Family nursing for undergraduate nursing students:  The Brandon University Family Case Model approach.  Journal of Family Nursing16(2), 161-176.

Fernandes, C. S., Martins, M. M., Gomes, B. P., Gomes, J. A., & Gonçalves, L. H. T. (2016). Family Nursing Game: Desenvolvendo um jogo de tabuleiro sobre Família [Family Nursing Game: Developing a board game]. Esc Anna Nery 20(1),33-37. Retrieved from [in Portuguese with English translation]

Fisher, M. J., Broome, M. E., Friesth, B. M., Magee, T., & Frankel, R. M. (2014). The effectiveness of a brief intervention for emotion-focused nurse–parent communication. Patient Education and Counseling, 96(1), 72–78.

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. doi:10.1177/1074840708316562

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.

Ford-Gilboe, M., Laschinger, H.S., Laforet-Fliesser, Y., Ward-Griffin, C., & Foran, S. (1997).  The effect of a clinical practicum on undergraduate nursing students’ self-efficacy for community-based family nursing practice. Journal of Nursing Education, 36(5), 212-219.

Friedman, M. (1997). Teaching about and for family diversity in nursing. Journal of Family Nursing, 3(3), 280-294.

Friedemann, M.-L., & Hoehn Anderson, K. (2005). Family health care across cultures: An international online program. Journal of Family Nursing, 11(1), 79-82.

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.

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

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.

Green, C. P. (1997). Teaching students how to “think family”. Journal of Family Nursing, 3(3), 230-246.

Hanson, S. M. H., & Heims, M. L. (1992). Family nursing curricula in U.S. schools of nursing.  Journal of Nursing Education, 31(7), 303-308.

Hanson, S., Heims, M., & Julian, D. (1992). Education for health care professionals: Nursing as a paradigm. Family Relations, 41, 49-53.

Hartrick, G. (1998). A critical pedagogy for family nursing.  Journal of Nursing Education, 37(2), 80-84.

Henriquez, N., Hyndman, K., & Chachula, K. (2019). It’s complicated: Improving undergraduate nursing students’ understanding of family and care of LGBTQ older adults.  Journal of Family Nursing, 25(4), 506-532. 

Herrick, C. A., Arbuckle, M. B., & Claes, J. A. (2002).  Teaching interprofessional practice: A course on a system of care for children with severe emotional disturbance and their families.  Journal of Family Nursing, 8(3), 264-281.

Hoehn Anderson, K., & Friedemann, M-L. (2010).  Strategies to teach family assessment and intervention through an online international curriculum. Journal of Family Nursing, 16(2), 213-233.

Holland Wade, G. (1999).  Using the case method to develop critical thinking skills for the care of high-risk families.  Journal of Family Nursing, 5(1), 92-109.

Holtslander, L., Solar, J., & Smith, N. R. (2013).  The 15-Minute Family Interview as a learning strategy for senior undergraduate nursing students. Journal of Family Nursing, 19, 230-248.

Honda, J. (2021). EDUCACIÓN PARA MEJORAR LA COMPETENCIA DE ENFERMERÍA FAMILIAR [Education for improving family nursing competency] [Editorial]. Revista Paranaense de Enfermagen, 4(1), 39-41. Retrieved from:

International Council of Nurses. (2002a). Nurses always there for you. Caring for families. Information and action tool kit (Part 1). Geneva, Switzerland: Author. Retrieved from

International Council of Nurses. (2002b). Nurses always there for you. Caring for families. Tools for action (Part 2). Geneva, Switzerland: Author. Retrieved from

International Family Nursing Association (IFNA). (2013). IFNA Position Statement on Pre-Licensure Family Nursing Education.  Retrieved from

International Family Nursing Association (IFNA). (2015). IFNA Position Statement on Generalist Competencies for Family Nursing Practice.  Retrieved from

International Family Nursing Association (IFNA). (2017). IFNA Position Statement on Advanced Practice Competencies for Family Nursing.  Retrieved from

International Family Nursing Association (IFNA). (2018). IFNA Position Statement on Graduate Family Nursing Education. Retrieved from

Irinoye, O., Ogunfowokan, A., & Olaogun, A. (2006). Family nursing education and family nursing practice in Nigeria. Journal of Family Nursing, 12(4), 442-447.

Juniarti, N., Sari, S.P., & Yani, D. I. (2016). Analysis and evaluation of implementation of undergraduate nursing curriculum for family nursing in West Jawa.  Indonesian Nursing Journal of Education and Clinic, 1. 

Kaakinen, J. R., Coehlo, D. P., Steele, R., & Robinson, M. (2018). Family health care nursing: Theory, practice, and research (6th ed.). F. A. Davis.

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].

Laforet-Fliesser, Y., & Ford-Gilboe, M. (1996). Learning to nurse families using the Developmental Health Model:  Educational strategies for undergraduate students. Journal of Family Nursing, 2(4), 383-398.

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.

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.

Leahey, M., & Svavarsdottir, E.K. (2009). Implementing family nursing: How do we translate knowledge into clinical practice? Journal of Family Nursing, 15(4), 445-460.

Lee, A. C. K., Leung, S.O., LingChan, P. S., & Chung, J. O. K. (2010).  Perceived level of knowledge and difficulty in applying family assessment among senior undergraduate nursing students.  Journal of Family Nursing, 16(2), 177-195.

Lee, A. C. K., Leung, S. S. K., & Mak, Y. W. (2012). The application of family-nursing assessment skills: From classroom to hospital ward among final-year nursing undergraduates in Hong Kong. Nurse Education Today, 32(1), 78-84.

LeGrow, K., & Rossen, B. E. (2005). Development of professional practice based on a family systems nursing framework: Nurses’ and families’ experiences. Journal of Family Nursing, 11(1), 38–58.
Liebold, N., & Schwarz, L. M. (2014). WebQuests in family nursing education: The learner’s perspective. International Journal of Nursing, 1(1), 39-50.

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. [Predatory Publication]

Looman, W. S. (2020). Teaching systems thinking for advanced family nursing practice: A theory-based tool. Journal of Family Nursing 26(1), 5-14.

Ma, J. L. C., Yuan, R. R., Leung, T. Y. K., & Wong, O. L. (2018). Learning outcome of a family therapy training course for psychiatric nurses in a Chinese context. Contemporary Family Therapy, 40(2), 119–127.

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.

McLeod, D. L., Tapp, D. M., Moules, N. J., & Campbell, N. E. (2010). Knowing the family: Interpretations of family nursing in oncology and palliative care.  European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 14(2), 93-100.

Meiers, S. M., Eggenberger, S. K., & Krumwiede, N. (2018). Development and implementation of a family-focused undergraduate nursing curriculum:  Minnesota State University, Mankato. Journal of Family Nursing, 24, 307-344. 

Montgomery, L., Benzies, K., & Barnard, C. (2016). Effects of an educational workshop on pediatric nurses’ attitudes and beliefs about family-centered bedside rounds. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 31(2), e73–e82.

Moriyama, M. (2008).  Family nursing practice and education:  What is happening in Japan? Journal of Family Nursing, 14(4), 442-455.

Monteil, T. C., Leal, A. A. &, Baltazar, N. (2020). Family-centered practice in nursing education. Nursing, 50(7), 61-62. doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000668608.92405.0f

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. 

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

Murray, I. (2008). Family Health Nurse Project—An education program of the World Health Organization: The University of Stirling experience.  Journal of Family Nursing, 14(4), 469-485.

Nyirati, C., Denham, S., Raffle, H., Ware, L. (2012). Where is the family in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program?:  Results of a U.S. Family Nurse Practitioner program survey.  Journal of Family Nursing, 18(3), 378-408.

Østergaard, B., Clausen, A. M., Agerskov, H., Brødsgaard, A., Dieperink, K. B., Funderskov, K. F., Nielsen, D., Sorknæs, A. D., Voltelen, B., & Konradsen, H. (2020). Nurses’ attitudes regarding the importance of families in nursing care: A cross‐sectional study. Journal of Clinical Nursing 29(7-8), 1290-1301.

O’Sullivan Burchard, D. J. J., Calveirole, A., Mitchell, R., Walford, C., & Whyte, D. A. (2004).  Family nursing in Scotland.  Journal of Family Nursing, 10(3), 323-337.

Perkins, M., & Rigney, K. (1993).  Education for family health care in clinical settings:  Nursing focus. In S.L. Feetham, S.B. Meister, J.M. Bell, & C.L. Gilliss (Eds.), The nursing of families: Theory/research/education/practice (pp. 155-162). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Petursdottir, A.B., Haraldsdottir, E., & Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2019). The impact of implementing an educational intervention to enhance a family‐oriented approach in specialised palliative home care: A quasi‐experimental study. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 33(2), 342-350.

Pusa, S., Dorell, Å., Erlingsson, C., Antonsson, H., Brännström, M., Sundin, K. (2019). Nurses’ perceptions about a web‐based learning intervention concerning supportive family conversations in home health care. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 28(7-8), 1314-1326.

Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. (2006). Supporting and strengthening families through expected and unexpected events (rev. suppl.). Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Author. Retrieved from:

Richards, E., & Lansberry, C.R. (1995). A national survey of graduate family nursing educators. Journal of Family Nursing, 1(4), 382-396.

Saveman, B.-I., & Benzein, E. (2001).  Here come the Swedes!  A report on the dramatic and rapid evolution of family-focused nursing in Sweden.  Journal of Family Nursing, 7(3), 303-310.

Saveman, B.-I., Måhlen, C., & Benzein, E. (2005). Nursing students’ beliefs about families in nursing care. Nurse Education Today25(6), 480-486.

Shajani, Z., & Snell, D. (2019). Wright & Leahey’s Nurses and families: A guide to family assessment and intervention (7th ed.). F. A. Davis.

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.

Simpson, P., Yeung, F. K. K., Kwan, A. 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.

Smith, P. S., & Jones, M. (2015). Evaluating an online family assessment activity: A focus on diversity and health promotion. Nursing Forum, 51(3), 204-210.

SmithBattle, L., Leander, S., Westhus, N., Freed, P. E., & McLaughlin, D. E. (2010). Writing therapeutic letters in undergraduate nursing education: Promoting relational skill development. Qualitative Health Research, 20(5), 707-716.

St. John, W., & Flowers, K. (2009). Working with families:  From theory to nursing practice. Collegian, 16(3), 131-138.

St. John, W., & Rolls, C., (1996). Teaching family nursing: Strategies and experiences. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 23(1), 91-96.

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. (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.

Svavarsdottir, E. K., Sigurdardottir, A. O., Konradsdottir, E., Stefansdottir, A., Sveinbjarnardottir, E. K., Ketilsdottir, A., Blondal, K., Jónsdóttir, A., Bergs, D., & Guðmundsdottir, H. (2015). The process of translating family nursing knowledge into clinical practice. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 47(1), 5–15.

Svavarsdottir, E. K., Sigurdardottir, A. O., Konradsdottir, E., Tryggvadottir, G. B. (2018). The impact of nursing education and job characteristics on nurses’ perceptions of their family nursing practice skills. Scandinavian Journal of Nursing Sciences, 32(4), 1297-1307. 

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.

Sveinbjarnardottir, E., Svavarsdottir, E., & 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.

Swan, M., & Eggenberger, S. K. (2021). Early career nurses’ experiences of providing family nursing care: Perceived benefits and challenges. Journal of Family Nursing, 27(1), 23-33. 


Talbot, L. R., Duhamel, F., Giroux, F., & Hamel, S. (2000). Les interventions en soins infirmiers auprès des familles: où en sommes-nous? [Family nursing care: How far have we gone?]. L’Infirmiere du Quebec: revue officielle de l’Ordre des infirmieres et infirmiers du Quebec, 7(4), 14–22.

Tapp, D. M., Moules, N. J., 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.

Van Gelderen, S., Engebretson, A., Miller, A., Hancock, A., Ehmke, S., Swan, M., & Garrow, A. (2019).  A Family-Care Rubric: Developing family care and communication skills using simulation. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 36, 47-58.

Van Gelderen, S., Krumwiede, N., & Christian, A. (2016). Teaching family nursing through simulation: Family-Care Rubric development. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 12(5), 159-170.

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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.

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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.

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Zaider, T. I., Banerjee, S. C., Manna, R., Coyle, N., Pehrson, C., Hammonds, S., Krueger, C. A., & Bylund, C. L. (2016). Responding to challenging interactions with families: A training module for inpatient oncology nurses. Families, Systems, & Health, 34(3), 204–212.