Tools for Nursing Practice

Family Genograph

Developed by Fabie Duhamel, RN, PhD and Lyne Campagna, RN, PhD, the Family Genograph is an innovative assessment template to assist nurses at all levels and in all settings to care for families. The Family Genograph is available in English, French, and Spanish.

Website: Family Nursing Resources



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

Wright, L.M., & Leahey, M. (Producers).  (2000). How to do a 15 minute (or less) interview [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).  (2002). Family nursing interviewing skills:  how to engage, assess, intervene, and terminate [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).  (2006).  How to use questions in family interviewing. [DVD/Videotape]. (available from

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).  Interviewing an individual to gain a family perspective with chronic illness:  A clinical demonstration [DVD]. (available from

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