family health and healing

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 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 Resources for Culture Change in Family Focused Care
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Resources for Culture Change in Family Focused Care

Credit: National Academy of Medicine As a family nursing scholar, my greatest desire is to shift the emphasis of health care from the individual to the FAMILY and from tasks and technology to RELATIONSHIPS. I am delighted there are many organizations and individuals around the world who share my mission, including the International Family Nursing…

Read more on Are You a “Knowledge Catalyst”?
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Are You a “Knowledge Catalyst”?

I read an interesting blog post recently by Harold Jarche, a Canadian teacher and consultant to individuals and organizations who focuses on "workplace transformation for the network era." He challenges individuals and leaders in social networks to be MORE THAN passive users of knowledge but learn how to become a "knowledge catalyst"--someone who goes beyond…

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…

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Journal of Family Nursing Awards

Honoring the outstanding contributions of my family nursing colleagues around the world who have helped to develop and advance family nursing has been a joyful privilege for me as Editor of the Journal of Family Nursing. I had the pleasure of first recognizing and offering Family Nursing Awards to outstanding family nursing scholars in 2005 at…

Read more on Book Review: “Don’t Get Married…Unless…” by Lorraine M. Wright, RN, PhD
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Book Review: “Don’t Get Married…Unless…” by Lorraine M. Wright, RN, PhD

Please join me in congratulating Lorraine Wright on her NEW BOOK about marriage, based on her therapeutic conversations with couples over many years:  "Don't Get Married...Unless: Know When, to Whom and IF You Should Tie the Knot--and How to Fortify Your Marriage Once You Do". Copies of the book are available through Amazon.com, 4th Floor Press, or directly from Lorraine Wright. A Kindle edition is…

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Kissing Cousins?: Family Health Nursing in European Communities

Family Health Nursing Conference, Berlin, October 2012 In October 2012, I presented a keynote at the Family Health Nursing International Conference (http://www.uws.ac.uk/familyhealthnursingconference2012/) in Berlin, Germany. This conference showcased the two-year European funded project led by Professor Paul Martin, University of the West of Scotland, to revitalize the WHO vision for creating a new kind of "generalist…