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Family Nursing Research Instruments Developed by Family Nurses

“Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted” ~Albert Einstein Measuring how families function in health and illness has been explored in several scholarly books and journal articles.  I would like to highlight the important work that several of my family nursing colleagues are doing to develop…

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Family Nursing in Canada is Flourishing

  As we approach the exciting 12th International Family Nursing Conference in Denmark (IFNC12), I'd like to highlight some of the important contributions of my Canadian family nursing colleagues to the growth of family nursing.  FAMILY NURSING IN CANADA is not only alive and well--it is flourishing! Here are some highlights which feature the contributions of  Canadians to…

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5 Important Documents Every Family Nurse Should Read

Our global community of family nursing has been privileged to witness the growth of family nursing publications, family nursing textbooks, and family nursing practice models over the past four decades. As useful as all of these resources are for growing the science and practice of family nursing, there are several seminal works which make some large…

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Knowledge Translation in Family Systems Nursing: International Research Collaboration

IFSYNC, Montreal meeting, October 2012 First IFSYNC Meeting: 2012, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Since 2011, I have had the privilege to work with Principal Investigator, Dr. Fabie Duhamel, professor at University of Montreal and Director of the Center for Excellence in Family Nursing, to coordinate an International Family Systems Nursing Collaboration (IFSYNC) research group focused on…

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Happy New Year 2015: Family Health & Healing

Dear Family Nursing Colleagues: As 2014 draws to a close, I want to say THANK YOU for all of the hard work and expertise you are contributing to ADVANCE FAMILY NURSING in your practice, in your teaching, and through your research.  Here is some of the Family Health & Healing News that I would like to highlight: JOURNAL OF…

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Journal of Family Nursing Awards

Honoring the outstanding contributions of my family nursing colleagues around the world who have helped to develop and advance family nursing has been a joyful privilege for me as Editor of the Journal of Family Nursing. I had the pleasure of first recognizing and offering Family Nursing Awards to outstanding family nursing scholars in 2005 at…

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Advanced Practice Competencies: Family Systems Nursing

 “Advanced nursing practice is an umbrella term describing an advanced level of clinical nursing practice that maximizes the use of graduate educational preparation, in-depth nursing knowledge and expertise in meeting the health needs of individuals, families, groups, communities and populations” (Canadian Nurses Association, 2008, p. 9). Advanced practice competencies of Family Systems Nursing related to…

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5 Hot Tips for Writing Therapeutic Letters

"The Letter" Rose Aimee Belanger Therapeutic letters were first introduced to the world of clinical practice with families by the creative clinical work of David Epston of New Zealand and the late Michael White of Australia (Epston, 1994; White, 1995; White & Epston, 1990). My colleagues, students, and I have used this intervention in our…