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 FAMILY NURSING
This year in the Journal of Family Nursing (JFN), Dr. Ulrika Ostlund and Dr. Carina Persson, family nursing colleagues in Sweden, published an integrative review of Family Systems Nursing research in which they examined families’ responses to Family Systems Nursing interventions.
GENERALIST COMPETENCIES FOR FAMILY NURSING PRACTICE
The International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) was established in 2009 and appointed a structure of Standing Committees in early 2010. The IFNA Family Nursing Practice Committee is currently co-chaired by Dr. Kathryn Anderson, USA, and Dr. France Dupuis, Canada, and has been diligently working for the past year to develop a IFNA Position Statement on Generalist Competencies for Family Nursing Practice.
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO ADVANCE THE NURSING OF FAMILIES
I’ve been cheerleading the use of the social media to advance family nursing for several years. With each passing year, I’ve been delighted to observe more and more family nursing colleagues and family scholars starting to blog, develop a website, and participate in ResearchGate,Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc. Perhaps your New Year’s resolution will include becoming more active on at least one of these social media sites to spread the good news about the healing potential of involving families in health care. Here are links to my social media channels: Janice M. Bell website, and Twitter.