N.I.F.T. (No Illness or Fatigue Talk) Letter

Letter sent by a family in response to a therapeutic letter.

Therapeutic Letter Externship

Therapeutic letter sent to a family following a live therapeutic conversation offered to the family during a recent Family Nursing Externship workshop by Dr. Lorraine Wright and Dr. Janice Bell. The names of the family members have been changed. In addition, rationale for elements of the therapeutic letter have been identified.

“Scholars in my family nursing community have been creating and disseminating knowledge about how to care for families over the past 40 years. I can hardly wait for a tipping point in health care to occur where brief therapeutic conversations would be usual practice offered to all individuals and families in our care.”


– Janice M. Bell, RN, PhD