Join IFNA networking event on June 2nd – last chance to network before IFNC15

We warmly invite you to another 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 hear from international colleagues. Although two events are planned, the event scheduled for Wednesday 2 June 2021 at … Read more Join IFNA networking event on June 2nd – last chance to network before IFNC15

Webinar – Family Care and Communication in Simulation

We are excited to invite you to attend our first IFNA – UK and Ireland Chapter webinar, on ‘Developing Family Care and Communication Skills in Simulation’. The webinar will take place on Monday 07 June 2021, from 1pm until 2pm, on Zoom. Click here to register! Presented by Dr Amanda Garrow and Professor Stacey Van Gelderen, … Read more Webinar – Family Care and Communication in Simulation

Family Matters, Guest Blog by The Huntington’s Disease Alliance UK and Ireland

  May is Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month. This year the national organisations that support people impacted by Huntington’s disease across Ireland, England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, have joined together as the Huntington’s Disease Alliance UK and Ireland. Family members from each region are sharing their stories and contributions in the collective ‘Family Matters’ … Read more Family Matters, Guest Blog by The Huntington’s Disease Alliance UK and Ireland

Stroke – the family condition – Guest blog by Dr Amanda Jones Consultant Stroke Nurse

May is ‘Stroke Awareness Month’ and  Dr Amanda Jones, Consultant Stroke Nurse and Clinical lead for the Stroke Pathway at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS FT highlights in her blog about the effects of a person’s stroke on the whole family and how nurses can support them at different phases of the condition. Stroke has been … Read more Stroke – the family condition – Guest blog by Dr Amanda Jones Consultant Stroke Nurse

Join the IFNA networking event on May 12th

We warmly invite you to another 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 hear from international colleagues. Although two events are planned, the event scheduled for Wednesday 12 … Read more Join the IFNA networking event on May 12th

One year on

One year since the first national lockdown was announced across the UK, most of us will be spending time reflecting on what life has been like over the last year. Today will be emotional for many people and their families for a variety of reasons. Separation and loss of loved ones, being unable to see … Read more One year on

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

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

Family nursing – why and what is it?

Professor Alison Metcalfe PhD BSc RN PG Cert

For decades, nursing in all specialties in the UK has focused on improving and developing patient-centred or client-centred care. Highly laudable and imperative to providing care that recognises the patient / client as an individual, with their own values, beliefs, knowledge and experiences. However, some nurses are beginning to recognise that patient-centred care is only the tip of the iceberg in assisting patients / clients to recovery, healing or learning to live with long-term conditions or adjust to life changing events such as childbirth, death and bereavement. Patients or clients’ management of their health, illness and wellbeing is dependent on their most ‘significant others’, their families and friends or ‘relational care’.

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