News & Events

July 10, 2022Order of Canada – Heartfelt thanks to all the many colleagues/family/friends for their congratulations and kind words on the great honour of receiving this award! Listen to an interview I gave to CBC Radio’s The Current about the history and value of family nursing science and practice: http://ow.ly/WynH50JQ2Kk

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/Workshops/Externships 2022

March 13-15   Spirituality, Illness Beliefs and Illness Suffering:  Clinical Ideas for Healing Conversations. Lecture at Virtual 7th International Conference on Spirituality and Psychology. Bangkok, Thailand

April 7 & 19th: Illness Beliefs: The Invisible Heart of Healing. Invited Online Lectures for Family Focused Course, Department of Nursing, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.

July 5-8  Externship Workshop Advanced Family Systems Care. Invited 4 day  Externship by Institute of Nursing, Zurich University of Applied Science, Winterthur, Switzerland with Dr Janice Bell.

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 82 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