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Kissing Cousins?: Family Health Nursing in European Communities

Family Health Nursing Conference, Berlin, October 2012 In October 2012, I presented a keynote at the Family Health Nursing International Conference (http://www.uws.ac.uk/familyhealthnursingconference2012/) in Berlin, Germany. This conference showcased the two-year European funded project led by Professor Paul Martin, University of the West of Scotland, to revitalize the WHO vision for creating a new kind of "generalist…

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The Biology of Cognition and Family Nursing

The International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) launched a NEW Webinar Series on May 2, 2012  with the goal of increasing communication and collaboration in our global family nursing community. I was delighted to offer the first IFNA webinar on May 2, 2012 titled, "Getting to the HEART of Family Nursing Interventions".  What I mean by "getting to…

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Family Nursing: A Global Snapshot

I was in a meeting today and a colleague remarked that she wanted to know more about what was happening in family nursing in other countries (outside of the USA). I thought it might be useful to provide a brief snapshot of the published documents that highlight major family nursing developments within countries around the…

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Practice Units: A Family Systems Approach to Guide Practice with Families Experiencing llness

Dr. Lorraine Wright and Dr. Nancy Moules providing live supervision with a clinical team observing: Family Nursing Unit, University of Calgary Family Nursing Unit, University of Calgary. Dr. Wendy Watson Nelson and students observing a clinical family nursing session from behind a one-way mirror. Dr. Fabie Duhamel, Denise Latourelle Family Nursing Unit, University of Montreal,…

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Top 12 Movies about Families and Illness Suffering

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I've found movies to be powerful learning experiences for my students and myself. Movies highlight family stories about the experience of illness, draw the viewer into the poignancy and loneliness of illness suffering, and often model how family members and health care professionals respond to illness…

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My Story Starts Here…

My Family: August 2017 Every family has a story; every story has a family... They say that every story is told differently, depending on the audience. Here is my story. I come from a large, extended, matriarchal family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and many cousins who have enriched my life within a network of supportive,…