families in health and illness

Read more on 25th Anniversary of the Journal of Family Nursing
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25th Anniversary of the Journal of Family Nursing

“The days are long, but the years are short.” ~ Gretchen Rubin "The first issue of the Journal of Family Nursing (JFN), owned SAGE Publishing, was launched in February 1995.  This year marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of this journal dedicated to extending knowledgeabout family nursing and transforming practice with families. There is no other nursing…

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 7 Important Documents Every Family Nurse Should Read
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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 Family Nursing: I ♥ SOCIAL MEDIA
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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…

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…

Read more on The Biology of Cognition and Family Nursing
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The Biology of Cognition and Family Nursing

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 by "getting to…

Read more on Top 12 Movies about Families and Illness Suffering
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Top 12 Movies about Families and Illness Suffering

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I've found movies to be powerful learning experiences for my students and myself. Movies highlight family stories about the experience of illness, draw the viewer into the poignancy and loneliness of illness suffering, and often model how family members and health care professionals respond to illness…