Educational DVD’s by Lorraine Wright & Maureen Leahey

"How To" Family Nursing DVD SeriesDr. Lorraine Wright and Dr. Maureen Leahey maintain a website called Family Nursing Resources which offers several resources for teaching family nursing, including 8 DVD’s from their “How To” Family Nursing series based on the Calgary Family Assessment and Intervention Models:

  • Wright, L.M. & Leahey, M. (Producers).  (2010). Common errors in family interviewing: How to avoid & correct [DVD]. (available from
  •  Wright, L.M. & Leahey, M. (Producers).  (2010).  Tips and microskills for interviewing: Families of the Elderly [DVD]. (available from
  •  Wright, L.M. & Leahey, M. (Producers).  (2010).  Interviewing an individual to gain a family perspective with chronic illness:  A clinical demonstration [DVD]. (available from
  •  Wright, L.M. & Leahey, M. (Producers).  (2006).  How to use questions in family interviewing. [DVD/Videotape]. (available from
  •  Wright, L.M., & Leahey, M. (Producers).  (2003). How to intervene with families with health concerns [DVD/Videotape]. (available from
  • Wright, L.M., & Leahey, M. (Producers).  (2002). Family nursing interviewing skills:  how to engage, assess, intervene, and terminate [DVD/Videotape].  (available from
  •  Wright, L.M., & Leahey, M. (Producers).  (2001). Calgary Family Assessment Model: How to apply in clinical practice [DVD/Videotape]. (available from
  •  Wright, L.M., & Leahey, M. (Producers).  (2000). How to do a 15 minute (or less) interview [DVD/Videotape]. (available from

In addition, Dr. Lorraine Wright’s blog often highlights clinical case examples of family nursing practice which might be helpful to teachers and learners:  The Wright Perspective She has also developed a DVD about Spirituality and Illness Suffering:

  • Wright, L.M. (Producer). (2007). Spirituality, suffering, and illness: Conversations for healing. [DVD/Videotape]. (available from:

 For more information, contact IFNA member Lorraine Wright: or IFNA member Maureen Leahey: