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Practice Units: Family Systems Perspective to Guide Practice with families experiencing illness

Family Nursing Unit, University of Calgary: A research and education unit
Family Nursing Unit, University of Calgary: A research and education unit

Practice Units (established for education, research and/or service) where a Family Systems approach is used to guide practice with families experiencing illness:

  • Family Nursing Unit, University of Calgary, Canada (1982-2007)
  • Family Therapy Program, Calgary, Canada (1985-2010)
  • Denise Latourelle Family Nursing Unit, University of Montreal, Canada (1993-present)
  • Institute for the Family, Family Therapy Services, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester, USA (1970-present) Website: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/smd/psych/clin_serv/amb_serv/fam_thrpy_serv.cfm
  • Family Nursing Center, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, USA (1990-1998)
  • Family Focused Nursing Unit (Omvardnadsmottagning foer familjer) Kalmar University, Sweden (2004-present)
  • Family Stress and Illness Program, Behavioral Health Center, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (2000-present)

This list is not exhaustive but provides a sampling of practice units that I am aware of throughout North America and Europe.

Janice M. Bell, RN, PhD