Family Systems Nursing

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 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 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 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…

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…

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Advanced Practice Competencies: Family Systems Nursing

 “Advanced nursing practice is an umbrella term describing an advanced level of clinical nursing practice that maximizes the use of graduate educational preparation, in-depth nursing knowledge and expertise in meeting the health needs of individuals, families, groups, communities and populations” (Canadian Nurses Association, 2008, p. 9). Advanced practice competencies of Family Systems Nursing related to…

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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 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 Story Starts Here…
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My Story Starts Here…

My Family 2013 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, nurturing…