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 be about nursing practice and systemic therapy.   This lovely request invited me once again to revisit the importance of language that will enable our nursing colleagues, student learners, and even families to embrace some of the useful ideas from systems theory and systemic therapy.   I am sharing this short chapter with you for your information and hopefully some usefulness in your own teaching and/or practice since I am aware that many of us do not read/speak German, that is why I’m sharing this chapter on the blog.

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