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Bibliography: Family Nursing Education

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

Updated: November 2016

Angelo, M. (2008).  The emergence of family nursing in Brazil.  Journal of Family Nursing, 14(4), 436-441. doi:10.1177/1074840708327932

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. doi: 10.1177/107484079800400402

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. doi:10.1177/107484079700300306

Bell, J.M. (1997a).  Editor’s choice: Selected bibliography on family nursing education. Journal of Family Nursing, 3(3), 303-305. doi:10.1177/107484079700300307

Bell, J.M. (1997b). Levels in undergraduate family nursing education [Editorial]. Journal of Family Nursing, 3(3), 227-229. doi:10.1177/107484079700300301

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. doi:10.1177/107484070000600301

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.doi: 10.1177/1074840708323598

Bell, J.M. (2010).  Family nursing education: Faster, higher, stronger [Editorial].  Journal of Family Nursing, 16(2), 135-145. doi: 10.1177/1074840710368936

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. doi: 10.1177/107484070100700201

Bell, J.M., & Wright, L.M. (1990). Flaws in family nursing education. The Canadian Nurse, 86(6), 28-30. PMID: 2376032

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

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.

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. doi: 10.1177/107484079800400403

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. doi:10.1177/107484079700300304

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

Erlingsson, C. (2009). Undergraduate nursing students writing therapeutic letters to families: An educational strategy.  Journal of Family Nursing, 15(1), 83-101. doi:10.1177/1074840708330447

Eggenberger, S.K., & Regan, M. (2010). Expanding simulation to teach family nursing. Journal of Nursing Education, 49(10), 550-558. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20100630-01

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. doi:10.1177/1074840710366565

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

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. PMID: 9145339

Friedman, M. (1997). Teaching about and for family diversity in nursing. Journal of Family Nursing, 3(3), 280-294. doi:10.1177/107484079700300305

Friedemann, M.-L., & Hoehn Anderson, K. (2005). Family health care across cultures: An international online program. Journal of Family Nursing, 11(1), 79-82. doi:10.1177/1074840704273464

Green, C. P. (1997). Teaching students how to “think family”. Journal of Family Nursing, 3(3), 230-246. doi:10.1177/107484079700300302

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

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:

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. PMID: 1326029

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

Harper-Jaques, S., & Limacher, L.H. (2009).  Providing marriage and family therapy supervision in a multidisciplinary psychiatric setting: Contextual sensitivity as a cornerstone to supervision. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 28(3), 49-58. doi: 10.1521/jsyt.2009.28.3.49

Hartrick, G. (1998). A critical pedagogy for family nursing.  Journal of Nursing Education, 37(2), 80-84. PMID: 9489682

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. doi: 10.1177/107484070200800307

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. doi:10.1177/1074840710367639

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. doi: 10.1177/107484079900500106

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(2), 230-248. doi: 10.1177/1074840712472554

Holtslander, L. (2005). Clinical application of the 15-Minute Family Interview:  Addressing the needs of postpartum families.  Journal of Family Nursing, 11(1), 5-18. doi: 10.1177/1074840704273092

Irinoye, O., Ogunfowokan, A., & Olaogun, A. (2006). Family nursing education and family nursing practice in Nigeria. Journal of Family Nursing, 12(4), 442-447. doi:10.1177/1074840706296000

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. doi:10.1177/107484079600200404

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

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.

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. doi:10.1177/1074840710366566

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

Martinez, A-M., D’Artois, D. 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

Moriyama, M. (2008).  Family nursing practice and education:  What is happening in Japan? Journal of Family Nursing, 14(4), 442-455. doi:10.1177/1074840708327514

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., & Johnstone, H. (2010).  Commendations, conversations, and life-changing realizations:  Teaching and practicing family nursing.  Journal of Family Nursing, 16(2), 146-160.  doi: 10.1177/1074840710365148

Moules, N.J., & Tapp, D.M. (2003). Family nursing labs: Shifts, changes, and innovations. Journal of Family Nursing, 9(1), 101-117. doi: 10.1177/1074840702239493

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. doi:10.1177/1074840708327965

Nyirata, 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. doi:10.1177/1074840712443872

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.doi: 10.1177/1074840704267303

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.

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. doi:10.1177/107484079500100403

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. doi: 10.1177/107484070100700308

Saveman, B.-I., Måhlen, C., & Benzein, E. (2005). Nursing students’ beliefs about families in nursing care. Nurse Education Today, 25(6), 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

Smith, P. S., & Jones, M. (2015). Evaluating an online family assessment activity: A focus on diversity and health promotion. Advance online publication. Nursing Forum. doi: 10.1111/nuf.12139

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. doi:10.1177/1049732309354095

St. John, W., & Flowers, K. (2009). Working with families:  From theory to nursing practice. Collegian, 16(3), 131-138. doi:10.1016/j.colegn.2009.04.001

St. John, W., & Rolls, C, (1996). Teaching family nursing: Strategies and experiences. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 23(1), 91-96. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1996.tb03140.x

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. doi:10.1177/107484079700300303

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. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2850.1996.tb00116.x

Tomm, K.M., & Wright, L.M. (1979).  Training in family therapy: Perceptual, conceptual and executive skills. Family Process, 18(3), 227-250. doi: 10.1111/j.1545-5300.1979.00227.x

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. doi: 10.1016/j.ecns.2016.01.002

Vehviläinen-Julkunen, K., & Sohlberg, T. (1995). Teaching family nursing. Nurse Education Today, 15(3), 204-210. doi:10.1016/S0260-6917(95)80107-3

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

Wacharsin, C., & Theinpichet, S. (2008).  Family nursing practice, education, and research: What is happening in Thailand? Journal of Family Nursing, 14(4), 429-435. doi: 10.1177/1074840710376774

Wright, L.M. (1994). Live supervision: Developing therapeutic competence in family systems nursing. Journal of Nursing Education, 33(7), 325-327. PMID:7990004

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

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. PMID: 3845841

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. Free download of this book chapter (pp. 95-112) is available at DSpace, University of Calgary: