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News & Events

New Book 

Illness Beliefs:  The heart of healing in families and individuals (2021).  Dr Janice Bell and I are excited to announce the 3rd edition of our book that features our Illness Beliefs Model. The 3rd revised edition of our book provides updates and refinements of our Illness Beliefs Model and more conciseness of our worldviews.

A kindle and print version of our book is now available on Amazon: click here

Lectures 2021

October 7: Illness, Suffering, and Spirituality: What are the Clinical Practices that Promote Family Healing?  Invited workshop at University of Akureyri, Akureyri, Iceland.

October 8: Advanced Family Nursing Interventions:  What are they and what are most effective?  Invited workshop at University of Akureyri, Akureyri, Iceland.

October 9: Useful Family Nursing Interventions with Older Persons and their Families:  What’s Love Got to do with it?  Invited lecture by Geriatric Department of Icelandic Nursing Association.

October 19, 2021: Caring for Families: An Ethical, Moral, and Loving Obligation. Invited lecture offered at University of Malta, Msida, Malta.

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)


100 Country Quest

I have now visited 81 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