“I’ve never seen a family interview”: Three Approaches to Transform Practice!

Did you know that most practicing nurses have never observed a therapeutic conversation with a family?   For those of us immersed in family nursing education,...

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“Because She Knows Me”: A Poignant Commendation for a Cardiac Family Nurse

Comments made by a family member during a therapeutic conversation can often linger long after a meeting.  This usually is experienced as a paradigm moment...

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Eckhart Tolle’s Words of Wisdom: Application to Family Nursing Practice

For the past few weeks, I have been enjoying the “Tolle Afterglow”.  For 5 days in June, 2015, I had the privilege of attending a...

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The Kindness of Strangers and its Application to Family Nursing Practice: What I learned from walking the Camino Frances!

Can you keep a secret? I just turned the big 70 in the month of October. Although I had already enjoyed a wonderful pre-70th birthday...

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The Passing of My Father: Nurses’ Empathic Eyes, Actions, and Words

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15, 2014 here in Canada!  But this Father’s Day will be a sad and difficult one!  I will not be...

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New Book : DON’T GET MARRIED…..Unless!

“…most people considering marriage are just too underdeveloped, too selfish, too self-absorbed, too self-centered, or just too immature for the gargantuan task of sharing their...

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Nurses & Families: 1 Book; 2 Co-Authors; 6 editions; 8 languages; 30 years.

2013 marks the 6th edition of Nurses and Families: A Guide to Family Assessment and Intervention. (see www.lorrainewright.com/books for information). Over 30 years, my co-author and...

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Missing my Friend and Myself: An Unacknowledged Side of Grieving?

On April 10, 2012, I lost my dear friend of 50 years, Thelma Midori, to the dastardly disease of cancer.  My friend Thelma and I...

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A Problem of Loving too Much!!

Yes, loving too much can actually make you ill!! I learned this valuable lesson while interviewing a Japanese couple about their illness suffering....

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What is the “Right” Language to Use to Enable Family Healing and Learning?

I was invited to contribute a chapter to Michael Wirsching’s German textbook “Systemic Therapy” to be published in 2012. He asked for my contribution to...

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