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Read more on Resources for Culture Change in Family Focused Care
TagsArticles, Blog, Family Health, Family Nursing, Family Nursing Practice, Family Nursing Research, Family Systems Nursing, Intervention, knowledge transfer, Knowledge Translation, Practice with Families, transferring theory to practice

Resources for Culture Change in Family Focused Care

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 tasks and technology to RELATIONSHIPS. I am delighted there are many organizations and individuals around the world who share my mission, including the International Family…

Read more on Are You a “Knowledge Catalyst”?
TagsArticles, Blog, Family Health, Family Nursing, Practice with Families, Relationship Health, Social Media, Uncategorized

Are You a “Knowledge Catalyst”?

I read an interesting blog post recently by Harold Jarche, a Canadian teacher and consultant to individuals and organizations who focuses on "workplace transformation for the network era." He challenges individuals and leaders in social networks to be MORE THAN passive users of knowledge but learn how to become a "knowledge catalyst"--someone who goes beyond…

Read more on Externship Workshop: Advanced Family Nursing: May 22-25, 2018
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Externship Workshop: Advanced Family Nursing: May 22-25, 2018

  Lorraine Wright and I are very excited to offer our 4-day signature workshop, the Advanced Family Externship, and share our ideas with you about advanced practice with families.  Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland will host our next Family Externship workshop on May 22-25, 2018.  This is our fourth invitation from this dynamic university who lead family…

Read more on Growing Communities of Practice in Family Nursing and Family Focused Health Care
TagsArticles, Blog, Family Health, Family Nursing, Practice with Families, Relationship Health, Social Media

Growing Communities of Practice in Family Nursing and Family Focused Health Care

Photo credit: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/398076054549131026/ There are a number of voices across several disciplines who are actively participating in the growing scholarly conversation about family focused health care in North America and beyond (Bell, 2017). In a Journal of Family Nursing Special Focus Issue on Social Media and Family Nursing, February 2017, Isaacson and Looman (2017) discuss…

Read more on Tribute to A Family Nursing Leader: Fabie Duhamel, RN, PhD
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Tribute to A Family Nursing Leader: Fabie Duhamel, RN, PhD

Dr. Fabie Duhamel Dear Fabie: I am thinking about you today with love and admiration as your colleagues gather in Montreal to celebrate and honor your distinguished academic career at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Montreal, Canada. I am so proud of your efforts to make family nursing a priority in your work and…

Read more on 3 Ways to Use Social Media to Make #FamilyNursing More Visible
TagsArticles, Blog, Educational Strategies, Family Health, Family Nursing, Family Nursing Education, Family Nursing Practice, Family Nursing Research, Intervention, knowledge transfer, Practice with Families, Social Media

3 Ways to Use Social Media to Make #FamilyNursing More Visible

  Family Nursing Unit, University of Calgary: A research and education unit for advanced practice with families experiencing serious illness. Photo donated to the "Family Nursing In Action" Photo Collection, International Family Nursing Association: http://internationalfamilynursing.org/2015/04/12/family-nursing-in-action-request-for-photos/. In this photo, a faculty member and graduate students are watching from behind a one-way mirror a therapeutic conversation between…

Read more on A Tribute to My Mother:  Arthritis, The Silent Family Member
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A Tribute to My Mother: Arthritis, The Silent Family Member

"Arthritis, The Silent Family Member", my personal illness narrative, was first published in 1996 in a co-authored book:  Beliefs: The Heart of Healing in Families and Illness by Lorraine M. Wright, Wendy L. Watson, and Janice M. Bell.  New York, NY: Basic Books. I was 5, almost 6 years old, when the reality of illness entered my…

Read more on Tribute to Family Systems Nursing in Iceland:  The Landspitali University Hospital Family Nursing Implementation Project 2007-2011
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Tribute to Family Systems Nursing in Iceland: The Landspitali University Hospital Family Nursing Implementation Project 2007-2011

Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland Some of the Members of the Steering Committee, Landspitali University Hospital Family Implementation ProjectIceland is a small country with a population of just over 300,000 and my Icelandic friends are among the most patriotic people I have ever met. They share a strong belief about the collective responsibility of Icelandic…