Practice with Families

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 Family Nursing in Canada is Flourishing
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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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5 Important Documents Every Family Nurse Should Read

Our global community of family nursing has been privileged to witness the growth of family nursing publications, family nursing textbooks, and family nursing practice models over the past four decades. As useful as all of these resources are for growing the science and practice of family nursing, there are several seminal works which make some large…

Read more on Knowledge Translation in Family Systems Nursing: International Research Collaboration
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Knowledge Translation in Family Systems Nursing: International Research Collaboration

IFSYNC, Montreal meeting, October 2012 First IFSYNC Meeting: 2012, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Since 2011, I have had the privilege to work with Principal Investigator, Dr. Fabie Duhamel, professor at University of Montreal and Director of the Center for Excellence in Family Nursing, to coordinate an International Family Systems Nursing Collaboration (IFSYNC) research group focused on…

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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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…