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Virtual Lectures 2021

March 24 Conversations with Leaders: Illness Suffering and Spirituality. Invited presentation by Compassionate Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.
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April 8 & 15: Illness Beliefs: The Invisible Heart of Healing. Invited Online Webinars for Family Focused Course, Department of Nursing, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.

June 29: The Calgary Family Assessment and Intervention Models:  Creators Interview One Another. Podium Presentation (co-presenter Dr Maureen Leahey) at Virtual 15th International Family Nursing Conference.

June 30: COVID-19: An Urgent Call for Nurses to Understand, Practice, and Embrace Family Systems.  Expert Lecture (co-presenter Dr Janice Bell) at Virtual 15th International Family Nursing Conference.

Blogs 2020 – Maxine Alexander: My First Black Friend; Racism & Health Problems
– The Hijacking of Mourning Rituals: Is Covid-19 World Reviving Healing Rituals?
– Conquering Fear During Social-Distancing or Seat-Quarantine: Even Fearing the Disappearance of Popcorn.

Updated Calgary Models Bibliography: This new bibliography highlights the Calgary Family Assessment and Interventional Models. It lists conceptual; data-based research reports; research instruments; and pedagogy in journal articles, chapters, and books that have discussed, utilized, and/or implemented the Calgary Models. The doi is included wherever possible…  read more (updated April 2021)

Latest BookSuffering & Spirituality: The Path to Illness Healing. (2017) 4th Floor Press: Calgary, AB … read more

100 Country Quest

I have now visited 79 countries. My goal is to visit 100 countries to learn more about families and illness suffering and illness beliefs and offer that knowledge to my health professional colleagues … read more