Family Nursing Scholars in Brazil Establish a Clinic for Family Research and Intervention

Dr. Maria Angélica Marcheti

The Comprehensive Clinic for Family Research and Intervention, affiliated with the Laboratory of Studies and Research on Family Intervention (LEPIF) at the Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, was established in 2016 in Mato Grosso do Sul state in Midwest Brazil. The clinic assists families of children and adolescents experiencing chronic health conditions requiring complex care including syndromes, psychiatric and mental health disorders, and neonates with neurological sequelae. 

Dr. Myriam Aparecida Mandetta

At the clinic, family interventions are oriented by a theoretical framework developed by Marcheti (2012), with additional input from symbolic interactionism (Blumer, 1969), family resilience (Walsh, 2015), family vulnerability (Pettengill, 2005), and the Calgary Family Assessment and Intervention Models (Wright & Leahey, 2016).

Facebook link to the clinic.

For more information, contact IFNA members who are providing leadership in this clinic:

Maria Angélica Marcheti, RN, PhD, Professor, Nursing School, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil: mamarcheti@gmail.com. Dr. Marchetti currently serves on the IFNA Awards Committee. 

Myriam Aparecida Mandetta, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, Pediatric Nursing Department, Escola Paulista de Enfermagem da Universidade Federal de São Paulo: mymandetta@gmail.com

These colleagues have co-authored a textbook: Criança e adolescente com deficiência: programa de intervenção de enfermagem com família [Child and adolescent with mental disability: A family nursing intervention program] in Portuguese.

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