Dr. Maureen Leahey

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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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Knowledge Translation in Family Systems Nursing: International Research Collaboration

IFSYNC, Montreal meeting, October 2012 First IFSYNC Meeting: 2012, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Since 2011, I have had the privilege to work with Principal Investigator, Dr. Fabie Duhamel, professor at University of Montreal and Director of the Center for Excellence in Family Nursing, to coordinate an International Family Systems Nursing Collaboration (IFSYNC) research group focused on…

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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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Italian Student Asks About Family Nursing

Dear Dr. Bell: Nursing the family in Italy is not well developed, so our curriculum does not include a specific course on it.  I read your Journal of Family Nursing editorial, "Family Nursing Education:"Higher, Faster, Stronger" and would like to know more about family nursing. I hope you can help me! Dear Andrea: Your interest in family…

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My Story Starts Here…

My Family 2013 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, nurturing…