Family nursing experts Drs Wright and Leahey demonstrate clinical skills with actual families. The health problems and health care settings are varied, as are the
ethnic and racial groups. Intended for practicing nurses, educators,
undergraduate and graduate nursing students, these programs will
assist nurses to more effectively involve families in healthcare.
"This entire Family Nursing Series of DVD's is very practical for nursing students and demonstrates clearly what to do and what not to do. I particularly liked the emphasis on family strengths and the importance of good manners in relationships with families. Excellent ideas of questions to ask about the impact of illness on families".
Eileen M. Smit, MSN, FNP-BC,
Professor of Nursing,
Northern Michigan University
“…my students love to see the theory in action…how to apply the theory. We find these DVDs immensely helpful!”
Jane Karpa, BA, RPN CMHW(C/A), MMFT, Assistant Professor, Brandon University-School of Health Studies, Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Winnipeg Campus, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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How to Do a 15 Minute (or Less) Family Interview
Featuring real-life clinical scenarios, Wright and Leahey demonstrate
key family nursing skills such as how to use manners to engage
families in a short period;
how to start therapeutic conversations with families; and how to routinely
ask key therapeutic questions of families. Click to purchase.
Calgary Family Assessment Model: How to Apply in Clinical Practice
The co-developers of the model, Drs. Lorraine M. Wright and Maureen Leahey demonstrate
the Calgary Family Assessment Model (CFAM) in clinical practice. Highlighting
the structural, developmental, and functional categories of CFAM in clinical
interviews, they present examples of specific questions the nurse can ask the
family, illustrate the helpfulness of the genogram and ecomap, and demonstrate
how to construct circular interactional diagrams in clinical settings. Click to purchase.
Family Nursing Interviewing Skills: How to Engage, Assess, Intervene,
and Terminatewith Families
Observe the four stages of a family nursing interview from engagement through
termination. Wright and Leahey define and demonstrate key perceptual, conceptual,
and executive skills; show how to apply these skills in family nursing clinical
practice; offer sample questions for nurses to explore family concerns/solutions;
and show key interventions to help families change. Click to purchase.
How to Intervene with Families with Health Concerns
Focus on intervention and change! Wright and Leahey demonstrate interventions
in three new clinical interviews: encouraging the telling of illness narratives,
validating affect, drawing forth family strengths/support, encouraging respite,
offering commendations, and offering information/opinions. These interventions
focus on strengthening, promoting and/or sustaining effective family functioning
in cognitive, emotional, and behavioral domains. Click to purchase.
How to Use Questions in Family Interviewing
Increase your interviewing skills by using questions that are effective and time-efficient!
Wright and Leahey demonstrate how to use questions that engage all family members
and focus the meeting, assess the impact of the illness/problem on the family,
elicit family coping strategies/strengths, intervene and invite change, and request
family feedback. Click to purchase.
#6 Common Errors in Family Interviewing: How to Avoid & Correct
How to avoid and correct errors in family interviewing is essential for relational practice and for healing to occur. Interviewing skills are demonstrated in new actual clinical vignettes. Specifically shown is how to create a context for change and work collaboratively with all family members in the room without taking sides. Both physical and mental health issues are explored. Click to purchase.
#7 How to Interview Families of the Elderly: Tips and Microskills
An interview with a clinician and two senior children at the time of their mother’s transition to a care facility demonstrates the microskills to assist families of the elderly with a potentially difficult life transition. Tips for how to quickly engage with family members, obtain a brief relevant history and discuss caregiver impact and burden are provided. Interviewing skills for how to collaborate with senior children and respond to suggestions about their mother’s care are also demonstrated in new clinical vignettes. Click to purchase.
#8 How to Interview an Individual to Gain a Family Perspective: A Clinical Demonstration
A brief clinical interview honors the notion that illness is a family affair and demonstrates skills for how to assess the impact of chronic illness on one’s life and relationships (work, family, marriage, and children). Interventions of commendations and rituals are also illustrated. Click to purchase.