Relationship Health

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 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 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 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 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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My 10 Favorite Relationship Books

It's all about relationships! Relationships between people who matter most are core to health and well-being. I just finished writing a Journal of Family Nursing editorial for the Feb 2011 issue about the importance of relationships in family nursing. Whether you are a health care professional who focuses on healing relationships, a researcher who studies…

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…