Pre-conference Workshops

The IFNA Conference Committee is pleased to announce seven fabulous Pre-conference Workshops for IFNC13. The description for each workshop is provided below.

A Social Media Primer for Family Nursing Scholars

Presented In Spanish
Promoción de una ‘Familia Cuidadora Sostenible’ (FCS): herramientas para la valoración e intervención familiar
(Promoting ‘Sustainable Caring Family’: Strategies for family nursing assessment and intervention)

Family Care Needs and Chronic Disease Self-Management

Family Functioning and Family Outcomes: State of the Science, Measurement, Design, Translation to Practice and Policy

Novel Practices for Developing and Testing Family-Focused Interventions

Applying IFNA Competencies through Nursing Education and Practice

Implementing Evidence to Meet the Needs of Families


A Social Media Primer for Family Nursing Scholars

Presenters:
Janice M. Bell, RN, PhD
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta Canada
Wilma Schroeder, MMFT, RN, BN
Red River College, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Joel G. Anderson, PhD
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Wendy Looman, PhD, APRN, CNP
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Level of Workshop: Novice / Intermediate

Description:
Whether you are curious about using social media or have several years of experience, this workshop is for family nursing scholars who wish to deepen and extend both their understanding as well as their applied skills in the academic/scholarly use of social media related to #familynursing. This pre-conference workshop skillfully blends both the “why” and “how to” of several social media channels to advance family nursing knowledge. The focus is on how your academic scholarship in family nursing can be advanced through social media and, reciprocally, how social media can advance growth/spread of ideas to make family nursing more visible.


Presented In Spanish
Promoción de una ‘Familia Cuidadora Sostenible’ (FCS): herramientas para la valoración e intervención familiar

(Promoting ‘Sustainable Caring Family’: Strategies for family nursing assessment and intervention)

Presenters:
Ana Canga, PhD, RN
University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
Nuria Esandi, PhD, RN
University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
Chrisitina Alfaro
University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

Level of Workshop: Intermediate

Description:
Care has a profound impact upon the family unit, and the need for help families have in managing their emotional, physical, relational and spiritual well-being. Promoting what we call ‘Sustainable Caring Family’ is therefore paramount for the future sustainability of the ‘caring family.’ This workshop provides a brief overview of the ‘Sustainable Caring Family’ concept and how it can inform family assessment and intervention. Practical examples will be offered. Additionally we will discuss strategies that work when conducting assessment with ‘caring families.’


Family Care Needs and Chronic Disease Self-Management

Presenter:
Sharon Denham, PhD, RN, CNE
Texas Women’s University, Dallas, Texas USA

Level of Workshop: Intermediate

Description:
As the world’s people age, they are likely to be living with four or more chronic illnesses. Medical professionals often fail to provide the education necessary to self-manage these conditions. Tendencies to view adults as independently able to care for themselves often means they are inadequately prepared for optimum disease management. However, family members and households are not independent from individuals. Nurses must be prepared to provide the family-focused education needed for optimum care. This presentation provides directions for 21st century nurses’ education and clinical practice to optimize disease management and improve life quality.


Family Functioning and Family Outcomes: State of the Science, Measurement, Design, Translation to Practice and Policy

Presenters:
Suzanne Feetham, PhD, RN, FAAN
Children’s National Health System, Washington, DC USA
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
Kathleen Knafl, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina USA
Naohiro Hohashi, PhD, RN, PHN
Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
Junko Honda, PhD, RN, RHN, CTN-A
Kobe University, Kobe Japan

Level of Workshop: Intermediate / Advanced

Description:
This workshop addresses the state of the science of the theories, design, methods and measures of family functioning. Included are results of a synthesis of research of family functioning, a description of the research leading to the development of the Family Environment Map (FEM-E) and strategies used to translate the FEM-E to practice. Actions to translate the science of family functioning to inform policy and transform health care related to contemporary social issues affecting families, such as refugees and families living in poverty are described.


Novel Practices for Developing and Testing Family-Focused Interventions

Presenters:
Kathleen Knafl, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina USA
Janet Deatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
Catherine (Kit) Chesla, RN, PhD, FAAN
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California USA

Level: Intermediate

Description:
The intent of the workshop is to examine the nature of family-focused interventions, including design options, theoretical grounding, implementation strategies, and strategies for enhancing internal and external validity. Drawing on both the literature and their firsthand experiences developing and testing community-based and problem solving family-focused interventions, presenters will provide practical guidance for anyone interested in undertaking a family-focused intervention study. Through discussion and small group work, participants will have an opportunity to receive input on their own research.


Applying IFNA Competencies through Nursing Education and Practice

Presenters:
Sandra Eggenberger, PhD, RN
Norma Krumwiede, EdD, RN
Stacey VanGelderen, DNP, RN
Kelly Krumwiede, PhD, RN
Colleen Royle EdD, RN
Marilyn Swan, PhD, RN
Cyrus Azarbod, PhD
Guarionex Salivia, PhD
Julie Frederick, DBA, RN
Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, Minnesota USA

Level of Workshop: Intermediate

Description:
Participants will identify innovative ways to incorporate IFNA competencies related to family-focused nursing into their simulation scenarios, courses and curriculum.  Simulation scenario video exemplars will highlight the IFNA generalist competencies for nursing practice and engage participants in real world care of vulnerable families.  Practical approaches of assessment, evaluation, and analytics will be presented to enhance teaching-learning practices.


Implementing Evidence to Meet the Needs of Families

Presenters:
Sonia Hines, RN, Cert IV TAE. BN, Grad Dip Ed (Adult & Tertiary), MAppSci (research), PhD candidate
Mater Misericordiae Limited, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Kate Kynoch RN, Cert IV TAE, BN, MN, PhD
Mater Misericordiae Limited, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Level of Workshop: Novice / Intermediate / Advanced

Description:
This evidence implementation workshop is an introduction into the wonderful world of implementing research evidence into practice specifically focused on meeting the needs of families in the healthcare context. In the workshop we will explore the principles involved in evidence implementation, understanding the influence of the clinical context on successful practice change including barriers and facilitators to the implementation of family nursing, introduce a range of implementation strategies specifically targeted at families, and discuss methods for evaluating successful practice changes.  This workshop is designed for all levels.  Participants will take part in discussions and small group exercises to develop their knowledge and skills in evidence implementation to meet the needs of families.

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