Family Nursing Research

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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 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 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…

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…

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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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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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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…

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…