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Read more on Family Nursing: I ♥ SOCIAL MEDIA
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Family Nursing: I ♥ SOCIAL MEDIA

I'm calling on all my family nursing colleagues around the world  to harness the power of social media in order to spread the word about the incredible work YOU are doing to ADVANCE family nursing and advocate for family-focused health care. It is now possible to share your ideas and your products with like-minded health care providers both…

Read more on Competencies for Practice are Connected to Core Beliefs
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Competencies for Practice are Connected to Core Beliefs

Competencies for Family Nursing Practice <---> CORE BELIEFS "There are numerous beliefs operating and emerging within every person every day, about every situation, and every person encountered.  But not all beliefs matter in daily life; not all beliefs invite an emotional or physiological response.  But the beliefs that do matter are our core beliefs... Core beliefs…

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…

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 Manifesto: Weaving and Connecting
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My Manifesto: Weaving and Connecting

Updated: June 2016 Definition: "A manifesto is a published verbal declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer, be it an individual, group, political party or government" (Wickipedia). My greatest desire is to move family nursing forward and change health care (assessment and intervention) to include the central influence that relationships have in health and healing.…

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Family Systems Nursing Knowledge Translation: Dr. Peggy Simpson

Dr. Peggy Simpson Peggy Simpson, RN, PhD, distinguished herself early in her advanced practice career by offering assessment, intervention, and evaluation that targeted knowledge translation (KT) of Family Systems Nursing and larger systems change. She conducted research about a unique KT knowledge to action process she implemented in Family Systems Nursing with practicing nurses in…

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Could Therapeutic Conversations with Families Affect Patient Quality and Safety?

I was invited to offer a keynote yesterday at the British Columbia Quality and Safety Council's preconference forum on Patient and Family Centered Care.  Yesterday's group wasn't my usual tribe of family nursing scholars and practitioners. Instead it was an interesting group of health care providers, legislators, administrators, and patient care advocates who care about…

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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

Dr. Humberto Maturana 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…

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Using Images to Communicate the Core Message of Family Nursing

Screenshot of my Pinterest Board called "Family Health & Healing"  "A picture is worth a thousand words"~ Fred R. Barnard I've recently become interested Pinterest, a social media tool (currently ranked #4 in social media channels used in the USA) in which the user "pins" images to communicate a message.  I have begun to curate a…