The importance of ‘family’ in end of life care by Christine English

St Oswald’s hospice staff, that I work with as a trustee, have won a number of prestigious awards recently e.g. Hospice UK Innovation in care, Charity retailer of the year  and Northern Power Transformational Leadership award but their latest award made me really, really smile.  So,  why? Well,  it was a Lord Mayor’s design award … Read more The importance of ‘family’ in end of life care by Christine English

Responding to the developing situation in Ukraine

Re-shared from the International Family Nursing Association statement made on March 1st, 2022 As family nurses, the International Family Nursing Association (IFNA), stands in solidarity with all people who are being so tragically affected by the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. IFNA embraces a compassionate family focus on health, social justice, human dignity, and respect … Read more Responding to the developing situation in Ukraine

Rare disease day 2022

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RARE DISEASE DAY 2022🦓

Today is international rare disease day, a day which means so much to me as a person with multiple rare diseases! There are over 6000 rare diseases and so many people have to fight for care every single day meaning they have to teach and guide healthcare professionals rather than the other way round!

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Webinar – Partnerships with Families Living with Rare Diseases

We invite you to attend our fifth IFNA – UK and Ireland Chapter webinar, titled “Re-shape, Re-form, Re-imagine a True Partnership With Families Living With Rare Diseases.” The free webinar will take place on Monday 28 February 2022, from 12.30pm until 2pm GMT, on Zoom. Click here to register! Coinciding with Rare Disease Day, the … Read more Webinar – Partnerships with Families Living with Rare Diseases

Veronica Swallow talks about planetary health

Minimizing organizational impact on the planet through sustainable practices As an international nursing association with over 450 members from 38 countries, IFNA has already shown a powerful commitment to the promotion of planetary health through launching the IFNA Position Statement on Planetary Health and Family Health and hosting this blog series to promote action by … Read more Veronica Swallow talks about planetary health

Webinar – How to Use Infographics to Promote Family Health

We invite you to attend our fourth IFNA – UK and Ireland Chapter webinar, on ‘How to Use Infographics to Promote Family Health’. The webinar will take place on Monday 06 December 2021, from 1pm until 2pm GMT, on Zoom. Click here to register! Presented by Dr Joel G. Anderson and Chaired by Dr Suja … Read more Webinar – How to Use Infographics to Promote Family Health

IFNA President’s Holiday Message

As 2021 draws to a close, on behalf of the IFNA boardm I wish to thank all IFNA members including the Committees, Chapters and Committee Chairs, and Kassalen Meetings and Events, for your belief in and continual and precious support of IFNA, and for generously giving your time, expertise and wisdom to drive the work of IFNA. Without such support we could not continue advocating so successfully for families and family nurses worldwide.

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IFNC15 Scholarship Report from Dr Simon Stones

The IFNA – UK and Ireland Chapter Executive Group spoke with Dr Simon Stones, who was awarded one of the International Family Nursing Foundation-funded scholarships to support his attendance at the virtual 15th International Family Nursing Conference. During the conference, Simon delivered a presentation about his PhD research. Here is what he said…

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THE MISSING! Where have all the men with prostate cancer gone?

Blog written by: Professor Sara Faithfull Chair NCRI Living With and Beyond Cancer, Late Consequences Workstream Visiting Professor University of Surrey E: sara.faithfull.prof@gmail.com Twitter:@FaithfullProf November is men’s health awareness month and I use this blog as an opportunity to consider why there have been reductions is male cancer diagnosis? The mayhem caused by the COVID-19 … Read more THE MISSING! Where have all the men with prostate cancer gone?