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Read more on Resources for Culture Change in Family Focused Care
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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”?
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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 Growing Communities of Practice in Family Nursing and Family Focused Health Care
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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
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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 Crafting a Persuasive Argument: Family-Level Relational Interventions with Families Experiencing Illness
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Crafting a Persuasive Argument: Family-Level Relational Interventions with Families Experiencing Illness

I'm currently doing some writing about the importance of family interventions in illness. I would like to offer some new integrative reviews and my favorite references (the oldies but goodies) that provide a convincing argument for family-level relational interventions that involve the whole family unit or part of the family unit experiencing illness (as opposed…

Read more on Happy New Year 2015: Family Health & Healing
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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…

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…