Nurses and Families: A Guide to Family Assessment and Intervention / Edition 6

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The ideal "how-to" book!

  • Innovative ideas to increase critical thinking
  • Practical guidelines for family interviewing
  • Clinical tools, skills and examples
  • Breaches the boundaries of practice, education and research

Harness the power of the nurse-family relationship!

Use the thoroughly revised evidence-based Calgary Family Assessment and Intervention Models to competently and compassionately assess and intervene with families experiencing illness, loss, and/or disability.

From theory to practice, polish the skills you need to...

  • Use questions in family interviewing more effectively
  • Conduct a fifteen minute family interview
  • Avoid the three most common errors in family nursing
  • Create genograms for families with multiple unions, parents and siblings
  • Prepare, conduct, terminate, and document family interviews

"...a practical, detailed, "how-to" guide to the nursing of families, offering clinical guidelines of how to prepare, conduct, document a 15-minute family interview in a variety of settings."

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A basic text for undergraduate, graduate, and practicing nurses, providing specific how-to guidelines for family assessment and intervention. Actual clinical case examples reflect ethnic, cultural, racial, and sexual diversity in conjunction with various family developmental life-cycle stages and transitions. This third edition offers updated assessment and intervention models, and contains a new chapter on brief family interviews. Wright teaches nursing at the University of Calgary. Leahey is director of the Family Therapy Training Program at Calgary Regional Health Authority. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803627390
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 10/24/2012
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 69,937
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


  1. Family Assessment and Intervention: An Overview
  2. Theoretical Foundations of the Calgary Family Assessment and Intervention Models
  3. The Calgary Family Assessment Model
  4. The Calgary Family Intervention Model
  5. Family Nursing Interviews: Stages and Skills
  6. How to Prepare for Family Interviews
  7. How to Conduct Family Interviews
  8. How to Use Questions in Family Interviewing
  9. How to Do a 15-Minute (or Shorter) Family Interview
  10. How to Move Beyond Basic Family Nursing Skills
  11. How to Avoid the Three Most Common Errors in Family Nursing
  12. How to Terminate with Families

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