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Read more on Family Nursing and YouTube: Creating a Public Conversation
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Family Nursing and YouTube: Creating a Public Conversation

Family nursing has been gathering momentum for several decades thanks to the efforts of my dedicated family nursing colleagues who have a vision for "family care as usual care".  FAMILIES MATTER TO NURSES!  Our tribe has written about what family nursing is and what a family nurse does to invite family health and healing. These…

Read more on Family Nursing: I ♥ SOCIAL MEDIA
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Family Nursing: I ♥ SOCIAL MEDIA

I'm calling on all my family nursing colleagues around the world  to harness the power of social media in order to spread the word about the incredible work YOU are doing to ADVANCE family nursing and advocate for family-focused health care. It is now possible to share your ideas and your products with like-minded health care providers both…

Read more on Competencies for Practice are Connected to Core Beliefs
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Competencies for Practice are Connected to Core Beliefs

Competencies for Family Nursing Practice <---> CORE BELIEFS "There are numerous beliefs operating and emerging within every person every day, about every situation, and every person encountered.  But not all beliefs matter in daily life; not all beliefs invite an emotional or physiological response.  But the beliefs that do matter are our core beliefs... Core beliefs…

Read more on Book Review: “Don’t Get Married…Unless…” by Lorraine M. Wright, RN, PhD
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Book Review: “Don’t Get Married…Unless…” by Lorraine M. Wright, RN, PhD

Please join me in congratulating Lorraine Wright on her NEW BOOK about marriage, based on her therapeutic conversations with couples over many years:  "Don't Get Married...Unless: Know When, to Whom and IF You Should Tie the Knot--and How to Fortify Your Marriage Once You Do". Copies of the book are available through Amazon.com, 4th Floor Press, or directly from Lorraine Wright. A Kindle edition is…

Read more on Family Systems Nursing in Mental Health Settings
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Family Systems Nursing in Mental Health Settings

The challenges families experience when a family member is diagnosed with a mental illness have been documented in numerous studies (Bland & Foster, 2012; Gehart, 2012; Gerson & Rose, 2012; Robinson et al., 2012).   Living with a mental illness may result in physical, emotional, relational, and/or spiritual suffering for persons and families. A colleague…

Read more on My Manifesto: Weaving and Connecting
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My Manifesto: Weaving and Connecting

Updated: June 2016 Definition: "A manifesto is a published verbal declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer, be it an individual, group, political party or government" (Wickipedia). My greatest desire is to move family nursing forward and change health care (assessment and intervention) to include the central influence that relationships have in health and healing.…

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Family Systems Nursing Knowledge Translation: Dr. Peggy Simpson

Dr. Peggy Simpson Peggy Simpson, RN, PhD, distinguished herself early in her advanced practice career by offering assessment, intervention, and evaluation that targeted knowledge translation (KT) of Family Systems Nursing and larger systems change. She conducted research about a unique KT knowledge to action process she implemented in Family Systems Nursing with practicing nurses in…

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ILLNESS BELIEFS MODEL: Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Family Nursing

The Journal of Family Nursing is inviting manuscripts for a special issue addressing the “Illness Beliefs Model”:  http://www.illnessbeliefsmodel.com. The Illness Beliefs Model (Wright & Bell, 2009; Wright, Watson, & Bell, 1996) highlights the connections between beliefs, illness, and suffering. This compassionate approach to working with families with serious illness invites health professionals to a relationship…