IFNA News

  • Family Nursing Practice News

    Family Nursing in the Netherlands

    Dr. Marie Louise Luttik and her colleague, Dr. Wolter Paans, launched the first family nursing initiative in the Netherlands in 2014. The research group in Nursing Diagnostics and Family Care at Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, the Netherlands, was granted 50.000 Euros by the Centre of Expertise Healthy Ageing. With this funding, efforts to […]

    Dr. Catherine (Kit) Chesla Advances Interpretive Phenomenology Research in Family Health Care Nursing

    Catherine (Kit) Chesla, RN, PhD, FAAN, is a Professor and Shobe Endowed Chair for Ethics and Spirituality, Department of Family Health Care Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, USA. For over 20 years she has taught family theory, intervention, and research methods to doctoral and Family Nurse Practitioner students. She is engaged in multiple research projects that […]

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  • Family Nursing Research News

    NAM Discussion Paper Aligns with Findings from Knowledge Transfer/Translation Projects in Family Nursing

    On January 27, 2017, The National Academy of Medicine in the United States released a Discussion Paper, “Harnessing Evidence and Experience to Change Culture: A Guiding Framework for Patient and Family Engaged Care” which highlights, among other elements, the critical importance of developing skilled practice with families in order to change the culture of health care […]

    Dr. Ami Bylund Conducts Family Nursing Research in Sweden

    Ami Bylund, RN, PhD, works as a research nurse at the Department of Surgery, Ersta Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden and is a member of the Family Focused Care Research Group at Linnaeus University, Sweden. She defended her doctoral thesis, “Wait For Us To Catch Up” in January 2017 which explored aspects of family functioning following gastric […]

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  • Family Nursing Education News

    Family Nursing in Sweden

    Dr. Britt-Inger Saveman (Sweden) at Umea University and Dr. Eva Benzein (Sweden) at Linnaeus University have shared an exciting and determined vision for implementing family nursing in Sweden since 2000 [Read more]. Beginning with a dedicated Family Focused Practice Unit that provided space and equipment to videotape nurse researchers’ conversations with families experiencing illness, they developed the Family Health […]

    Family Nursing in Spain

    Nursing education in Spain includes a 4-year bachelor degree, in which the care of families has been integrated in the nursing curriculum, as well as masters and doctoral education. In 2010, an option began of pursuing 2-year postgraduate education to become a specialist in one of the seven nationally-certified specialties, including specialist in family and […]

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