Family Systems Nursing

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5 Hot Tips for Writing Therapeutic Letters

The Letter by Rose Aimee Belanger Therapeutic letters were first introduced to the world of clinical practice with families by the creative clinical work of David Epston of New Zealand and the late Michael White of Australia (Epston, 1994; White, 1995; White & Epston, 1990). My colleagues, students, and I have used this intervention in…

Read more on Tribute to A Family Nursing Leader: Fabie Duhamel, RN, PhD
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Tribute to A Family Nursing Leader: Fabie Duhamel, RN, PhD

Dear Fabie: I am thinking about you today with love and admiration as your colleagues gather in Montreal to celebrate and honor your distinguished academic career at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Montreal, Canada. I am so proud of your efforts to make family nursing a priority in your work and the amazing good…

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Knowledge Translation in Family Systems Nursing: International Research Collaboration

IFSYNC 2012 Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada IFSYNC Meeting: 2012, Montreal, Quebec, Canada From 2011-2015,  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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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…

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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…

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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…

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Practice Units: A Family Systems Approach to Guide Practice with Families Experiencing llness

Dr. Lorraine Wright and Dr. Nancy Moules providing live supervision with a clinical team observing: Family Nursing Unit, University of Calgary Family Nursing Unit, University of Calgary. Dr. Wendy Watson Nelson and students observing a clinical family nursing session from behind a one-way mirror. Dr. Fabie Duhamel, Denise Latourelle Family Nursing Unit, University of Montreal,…

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My Story Starts Here…

My Family: August 2017 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,…