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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 Crafting a Persuasive Argument: Family-Level Relational Interventions with Families Experiencing Illness
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Crafting a Persuasive Argument: Family-Level Relational Interventions with Families Experiencing Illness

I'm currently doing some writing about the importance of family interventions in illness. I would like to offer some new integrative reviews and my favorite references (the oldies but goodies) that provide a convincing argument for family-level relational interventions that involve the whole family unit or part of the family unit experiencing illness (as opposed…

Read more on Growing Communities of Practice in Family Nursing and Family Focused Health Care
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Growing Communities of Practice in Family Nursing and Family Focused Health Care

Photo credit: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/398076054549131026/ There are a number of voices across several disciplines who are actively participating in the growing scholarly conversation about family focused health care in North America and beyond (Bell, 2017). In a Journal of Family Nursing Special Focus Issue on Social Media and Family Nursing, February 2017, Isaacson and Looman (2017) discuss…

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Family Nursing: A Global Snapshot

I was in a meeting today and a colleague remarked that she wanted to know more about what was happening in family nursing in other countries (outside of the USA). I thought it might be useful to provide a brief snapshot of the published documents that highlight major family nursing developments within countries around the…

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…