Research News

Please forward your Family Nursing Research News to Helene Moriarty, Co-Chair of the IFNA Research Committee.


  • Message from Dr. Carole Robinson (Canada), IFNA President (2015-2017)

    July 2017 Dear Friends and Colleagues, It has been my honor and privilege to have served you and the International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) over the last two years. I am excited (as well as a bit sad) to be stepping into the Past-President position on the IFNA Board of Directors. We have such a strong and committed board led by your new President Jane Lasseter and President … [Read More...]

    Message from Dr. Jane Lassetter (USA), IFNA President (2017-2019)

    I had to hold back tears as I gazed at the IFNC13 welcome reception’s audience filled with family nurses who waved their flags as each of their 30 countries was represented. That tender moment was followed by three days of excellent keynote speeches, expert lectures, special sessions, breakout sessions, and opportunities for networking. For me, and I hope for you, it was a feast of learning, … [Read More...]

    Dr. Jyu-Lin Chen Conducts Research on Childhood Obesity Prevention and Management

    Dr. Jyu-Lin Chen, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN, is an associate professor, Department of Family Health Care Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, USA. Her research focuses on childhood obesity prevention and management. Dr. Chen’s program of research addresses this critical global health threat as it focuses on childhood obesity prevention and healthy lifestyle promotion in children in … [Read More...]

    Keiko Agawa Advances Knowledge About Care of Japanese Mothers of Children with Medical Dependency

    Keiko Agawa, RN, MSN, is a lecturer in Home Care Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Shimane, Japan.  She is an editorial member of the Society of Cultural Nursing Studies, as well as a member of the Japan Academy of Home Care, and the Japanese Association for Research in Family Nursing.  Her research focuses on home-visiting nursing in the support of mothers of children with … [Read More...]

    Marie-Louise (Mio) Mollerberg Promotes Family Health in Families Living with Cancer

    Marie-Louise (Mio) Möllerberg, RN, MSc, is a full time doctoral student in family focused nursing care at Linnaeus University, Sweden. She is conducting research with families living with cancer and examining aspects of health and family sense of coherence in palliative care. Her study includes a population-based register study, family interviews, and exploration of the links between … [Read More...]

    IFNA Launches New Limited Membership Drive (June 1-October 30, 2017)

    The IFNA Membership Committee is delighted to announce the launch of a new membership recruitment effort, The Limited Membership Drive. This campaign is designed to increase new IFNA members and grow our international family nursing community. IFNA Member Rewards: The Limited Membership Drive is a means of increasing the membership of IFNA by awarding top recruiters for new … [Read More...]

    IFNA Member Feedback Requested: Draft Graduate Family Nursing Education Position Statement

    The IFNA Education Committee is very pleased to announce the development of a new groundbreaking Graduate Family Nursing Education position statement which is now ready for IFNA member review and comment. This new IFNA Position Statement provides a vision for graduate family nursing education and was developed with the acknowledgement of the different institutional, governmental, and cultural … [Read More...]

    International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) Reach Statistics 2016

    International Family Nursing Association (IFNA)  Reach Statistics 2016: 40,944 visitors to the IFNA website. Most active countries (listed in order of frequency of visitors) were: United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, and Spain. Twitter impressions reached 50,000 in the second quarter of 2016. IFNA hashtag #familyhealth reached 156,287 with … [Read More...]

    Dr. Joanna Smith Conducts Research about Family Decision-Making In the Context of Children with Long-Term Conditions

    Dr. Joanna Smith is a Lecturer in Children’s Nursing at the School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, United Kingdom. She emphasizes that she is, "first and foremost a children’s nurse" with 15 years of clinical experience, primarily caring for children and their families with complex needs requiring surgery, which informs her teaching and research,  Her main research interests relate … [Read More...]

    Dr. Tracey Redwood Studies Family Interventions for Vulnerable First Time Parents

    Tracey Redwood, PhD, PCRDS, PCHPE, RGN, RSCN, is a Senior Lecturer - Childrens Nursing, Department of Nursing, University of Northampton, United Kingdom. She has extensive clinical and academic experience in both Australia and the United Kingdom. She is  currently engaged in the Early Start in Early Years: Charnwood Evaluation with colleagues (Callaghan and Alexander). The … [Read More...]

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