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.
2 Responses to “What is the “Right” Language to Use to Enable Family Healing and Learning?”
Wery good article, focusing on how nurses looks at their profession. Not all af them like to “intervene” but they need to learn to assess the need of the family.
I’ll use this important approach for midwifes-students teaching them to assess and recognice distress in prospecting parents, to meed their needs at this crusial time of their life that can affect the health of the family, not least the baby.
Great timing…great article. I will share with my 2nd year U of C nursing student.
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