families in health and illness

Read more on 5 Important Documents Every Family Nurse Should Read
TagsArticles, Blog, Family Nursing, Practice with Families

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…

Read more on Advanced Practice Competencies: Family Systems Nursing
TagsArticles, Blog, Family Nursing, Family Systems Nursing, Intervention

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…

Read more on Family Nursing: I ♥ SOCIAL MEDIA
TagsArticles, Blog, Family Nursing, Personal Story, Practice with Families, Social Media

Family Nursing: I ♥ SOCIAL MEDIA

I'm calling on all my family nursing colleagues around the world  to harness the power of social media in order to spread the word about the incredible work YOU are doing to ADVANCE family nursing and advocate for family-focused health care. It is now possible to share your ideas and your products with like-minded health care providers both…

Read more on Competencies for Practice are Connected to Core Beliefs
TagsArticles, Blog, Family Nursing, Intervention, Practice with Families

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…

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

Updated: June 2016 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). My greatest desire is to move family nursing forward and change health care (assessment and intervention) to include the central influence that relationships have in health and healing.…

TagsArticles, Blog, Family Nursing

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…

TagsArticles, Blog, Educational Strategies, Family Nursing, Practice with Families

The Biology of Cognition and Family Nursing

Dr. Humberto Maturana The International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) launched a NEW Webinar Series on May 2, 2012  with the goal of increasing communication and collaboration in our global family nursing community. I was delighted to offer the first IFNA webinar on May 2, 2012 titled, "Getting to the HEART of Family Nursing Interventions".  What I mean…

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

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…