A student’s perspective on communicating with families of children with learning disabilities

Chloe Hawkins – Learning Disability Nursing Student, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK   Terminology when supporting families of children with learning disabilities is as vital as the nursing care we provide… Specialised family support for all is an essential part of nursing care. Recent figures reported by the International Family Nursing Association show how increased family … Read more A student’s perspective on communicating with families of children with learning disabilities

Join us at a free networking event

We warmly invite you and all of our IFNA – UK & Ireland Chapter members to join us at a free virtual networking event, hosted by our parent organisation, IFNA, for members, their colleagues and friends who may be interested in family nursing and family-focused care. It will be a great opportunity to meet and … Read more Join us at a free networking event

Spotlight on planetary health

Today, Nursing Times published an article co-authored by Diana Greenfield and Veronica Swallow. This was based on a blog initiated and authored by Diana Greenfield, one of our IFNA – UK and Ireland Chapter Executive Group members. Click here to read the article on Nursing Times. Diana drew on the IFNA Position Statement on Planetary … Read more Spotlight on planetary health

Chapter member Hora Soltani awarded an MBE

We would like to congratulate one of our Chapter members, Hora Soltani, Professor of Maternal and Infant Health at Sheffield Hallam University, who was awarded an MBE in the Queens New Year’s Honours list. Professor Hora Soltani received the award in recognition of her services to maternal and infant health after dedicating more than twenty … Read more Chapter member Hora Soltani awarded an MBE

Pregnant women and their families should not be left behind in the fight against COVID-19

Professor Hora Soltani MBE, PhD, MMedSci, BSc, RM I am not an expert in communicable diseases, particularly with this strange virus which caught all of us offhand. However, out of professional and personal curiosity, I have been looking at the literature surrounding COVID-19 and pregnancy adverse outcomes and explored some recent evidence on the short … Read more Pregnant women and their families should not be left behind in the fight against COVID-19

A student’s experience of family nursing

Emily Carr – Adult Nursing Student, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK   My experience of family nursing The word ‘family’ evokes, for many, the traditional sense of a nuclear family: wife, husband and children, but the modern world demands an ever developing need to move away from this restricted view. This is especially pertinent within the … Read more A student’s experience of family nursing

Racism influences family health

IFNA President, Professor Sonja J. Meiers PhD RN PHN  The International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) embraces a compassionate family focus on health, social justice, human dignity, and respect for all. The vision of IFNA is to transform health for families worldwide. The senseless and tragic instance of 46-year old African American Mr. George Floyd’s death … Read more Racism influences family health

Veronica Lambert recognised in the top 100 health care leaders in Ireland

We are so proud of our Chapter Co-Lead, Professor Veronica Lambert, who has recently been recognised as one of the top 100 healthcare leaders in Ireland by Hospital Professional News Ireland. The ‘Professional 100’ celebrates Ireland’s top healthcare achievers from a range of disciplines, ranging from frontline clinicians to those working in the pharmaceutical industry, … Read more Veronica Lambert recognised in the top 100 health care leaders in Ireland

New website launched to support family-focussed healthcare in UK and Ireland

New website launched to support family-focussed healthcare in UK and Ireland COVID-19 has seen more families caring for loved ones with acute illnesses and now Sheffield Hallam University has co-designed a new website dedicated to supporting the role of family-focussed healthcare in the UK and Ireland. Family nursing, midwifery and community care focuses on promoting … Read more New website launched to support family-focussed healthcare in UK and Ireland

How family nursing can promote shared decision-making and patient safety

Rachel Power, Chief Executive of The Patients Association In our recent report, Being a Patient, we found that patients found being ill frustrating, frightening and left them feeling vulnerable. Although the report also identified positive aspects, such as having received high quality care, and valuing the expertise of the clinicians who treated them, our overall … Read more How family nursing can promote shared decision-making and patient safety