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TagsBlog, Family Health, Family Nursing, Family Nursing Education, Family Nursing Practice, Family Nursing Research, Family Systems Nursing, Illness Suffering, Intervention

Family Externship 2020: Rescheduled to October 20-23, 2020

#FamilyExternship2020 in Switzerland, May 25-28, 2020  RESCHEDULED due to COVID-19 pandemic: New date now October 20-23, 2020 Do you have a passion for assisting families experiencing serious illness?  Would you like to learn how to address and soften illness suffering and promote healing in individuals and families? Join us for a memorable 4-day Family Externship…

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 Could Therapeutic Conversations with Families Affect Patient Quality and Safety?
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Could Therapeutic Conversations with Families Affect Patient Quality and Safety?

Photos compliments of the International Family Nursing Association: https://internationalfamilynursing.org/2015/04/12/family-nursing-in-action-request-for-photos/ I was invited to offer a keynote 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,…

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7 Important Documents Every Family Nurse Should Read

  Our global community of family nursing has been privileged to witness the growth of family nursing publications, family nursing textbooks, and family nursing practice models over the past four decades. As useful as all of these resources are for growing the science and practice of family nursing, there are several seminal works which make some…

Read more on Tribute to A Family Nursing Leader: Fabie Duhamel, RN, PhD
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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 Competencies for Practice are Connected to Core Beliefs
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Competencies for Practice are Connected to Core Beliefs

Competencies for Family Nursing Practice <---> CORE BELIEFS "There are numerous beliefs operating and emerging within every person every day, about every situation, and every person encountered.  But not all beliefs matter in daily life; not all beliefs invite an emotional or physiological response.  But the beliefs that do matter are our core beliefs... Core beliefs…

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My Story Starts Here…

My Family: August 2017 Every family has a story; every story has a family... They say that every story is told differently, depending on the audience. Here is my story. I come from a large, extended, matriarchal family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and many cousins who have enriched my life within a network of supportive,…