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Read more on Externship Workshop: Advanced Family Nursing: May 22-25, 2018
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Externship Workshop: Advanced Family Nursing: May 22-25, 2018

  Lorraine Wright and I are very excited to offer our 4-day signature workshop, the Advanced Family Externship, and share our ideas with you about advanced practice with families.  Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland will host our next Family Externship workshop on May 22-25, 2018.  This is our fourth invitation from this dynamic university who lead family…

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, Reykjavik, Iceland Some of the Members of the Steering Committee, Landspitali University Hospital Family Implementation ProjectIceland 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…

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5 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 large…

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5 Hot Tips for Writing Therapeutic Letters

"The Letter" 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 our…

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ILLNESS BELIEFS MODEL: Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Family Nursing

The Journal of Family Nursing is inviting manuscripts for a special issue addressing the “Illness Beliefs Model”:  http://www.illnessbeliefsmodel.com. The Illness Beliefs Model (Wright & Bell, 2009; Wright, Watson, & Bell, 1996) highlights the connections between beliefs, illness, and suffering. This compassionate approach to working with families with serious illness invites health professionals to a relationship…

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Could Therapeutic Conversations with Families Affect Patient Quality and Safety?

I was invited to offer a keynote yesterday 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, administrators, and patient care advocates who care about…

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Using Images to Communicate the Core Message of Family Nursing

Screenshot of my Pinterest Board called "Family Health & Healing"  "A picture is worth a thousand words"~ Fred R. Barnard I've recently become interested Pinterest, a social media tool (currently ranked #4 in social media channels used in the USA) in which the user "pins" images to communicate a message.  I have begun to curate a…

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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. A recent book…