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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 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…

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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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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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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…