advanced practice with families

Read more on NEW Family Externship in Switzerland: July 2022
TagsBlog, Family Health, Family Nursing, Family Nursing Education, Family Nursing Practice, Family Nursing Research, Family Systems Nursing, Illness Suffering, Intervention

NEW Family Externship in Switzerland: July 2022

Dr. Lorraine Wright and I are pleased to announce that we have accepted an invitation to offer a 4-day Family Externship workshop at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) from July 5-8, 2022.  This will be the 6th time we have been invited to offer a Family Externship at ZHAW. We were able to virtually offer…

Read more on Externship Workshop: Advanced Family Nursing Practice, October 2020
TagsArticles, Blog, Educational Strategies, Family Nursing, Family Systems Nursing, Intervention, Practice with Families

Externship Workshop: Advanced Family Nursing Practice, October 2020

  Family Systems Care: Special Presentation to an audience of health care professionals interested in improving their knowledge and skills in working with families: Winterthur, Switzerland, May 2018 Lorraine Wright and I are very excited to offer our 4-day signature workshop, the Family Externship focused on Advanced Family Systems Care, Zurich University of Applied Sciences,…

Read more on My Manifesto: Weaving and Connecting
TagsArticles, Blog, Family Health, Family Nursing, Family Nursing Research, Personal Story, Practice with Families, Relationship Health, Uncategorized

My Manifesto: Weaving and Connecting

Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay 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). I am a registered nurse and a psychologist. My greatest desire is to move family nursing forward and change health care (assessment and intervention) to…

Read more on Making Ideas “Stick”: The 15-Minute Family Interview
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Making Ideas “Stick”: The 15-Minute Family Interview

I've been thinking a lot about the struggle we have to make ideas "stick".  In my work of creating and disseminating family nursing knowledge, I invite nurses to change their beliefs and behavior about families and "get" the benefits that exist for families and nurses when families are included in health care. Chip Heath and…

Read more on 5 Hot Tips for Writing Therapeutic Letters
TagsArticles, Blog, Family Nursing, Family Nursing Research, Family Systems Nursing, Intervention, Practice with Families

5 Hot Tips for Writing Therapeutic Letters

The Letter by Rose Aimee Belanger Therapeutic letters were first introduced to the world of clinical practice with families by the creative clinical work of David Epston of New Zealand and the late Michael White of Australia (Epston, 1994; White, 1995; White & Epston, 1990). My colleagues, students, and I have used this intervention in…

Read more on Resources for Culture Change in Family Focused Care
TagsArticles, Blog, Family Health, Family Nursing, Family Nursing Practice, Family Nursing Research, Family Systems Nursing, Intervention, knowledge transfer, Knowledge Translation, Practice with Families, transferring theory to practice

Resources for Culture Change in Family Focused Care

Credit: National Academy of Medicine As a family nursing scholar, my greatest desire is to shift the emphasis of health care from the individual to the FAMILY and from tasks and technology to RELATIONSHIPS. I am delighted there are many organizations and individuals around the world who share my mission, including the International Family Nursing…

Read more on Tribute to A Family Nursing Leader: Fabie Duhamel, RN, PhD
TagsArticles, Blog, Family Health, Family Nursing, Family Nursing Practice, Family Nursing Research, Family Systems Nursing, Intervention, knowledge transfer, Knowledge Translation, Practice with Families

Tribute to A Family Nursing Leader: Fabie Duhamel, RN, PhD

Dear Fabie: I am thinking about you today with love and admiration as your colleagues gather in Montreal to celebrate and honor your distinguished academic career at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Montreal, Canada. I am so proud of your efforts to make family nursing a priority in your work and the amazing good…

Read more on Tribute to Family Systems Nursing in Iceland:  The Landspitali University Hospital Family Nursing Implementation Project 2007-2011
TagsArticles, Blog, Educational Strategies, Family Nursing, Family Nursing Research, Family Systems Nursing, Intervention, knowledge transfer, Knowledge Translation, Practice with Families, Relationship Health, transferring theory to practice

Tribute to Family Systems Nursing in Iceland: The Landspitali University Hospital Family Nursing Implementation Project 2007-2011

Landspitali University Hospital Some of the members of the Family Nursing Implementation Project Iceland 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 citizens to help their country…

Read more on Advanced Practice Competencies: Family Systems Nursing
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Advanced Practice Competencies: Family Systems Nursing

 “Advanced nursing practice is an umbrella term describing an advanced level of clinical nursing practice that maximizes the use of graduate educational preparation, in-depth nursing knowledge and expertise in meeting the health needs of individuals, families, groups, communities and populations” (Canadian Nurses Association, 2008, p. 9). Advanced practice competencies of Family Systems Nursing related to…

TagsArticles, Blog, Family Health, Family Nursing, Practice with Families

Kissing Cousins?: Family Health Nursing in European Communities

Family Health Nursing Conference, Berlin, October 2012 In October 2012, I presented a keynote at the Family Health Nursing International Conference (http://www.uws.ac.uk/familyhealthnursingconference2012/) in Berlin, Germany. This conference showcased the two-year European funded project led by Professor Paul Martin, University of the West of Scotland, to revitalize the WHO vision for creating a new kind of "generalist…