THE ILLNESS BELIEFS MODEL

Family Externship


Dr. Janice Bell and Dr. Lorraine Wright, Switzerland Family Nursing Externship, June 2014

Dr. Janice Bell and Dr. Lorraine Wright, Switzerland Family Nursing Externship, June 2014

The “Family Externship” is an intensive, signature workshop offered by Dr. Lorraine Wright www.lorrainewright.com and Dr. Janice Bell www.janicembell.com focused on the knowledge and skills of advanced practice with families. The Illness Beliefs Model is a major focus of the Family Externship workshop. The goal of this intensive learning experience is to increase capacity in health care professionals to care for families with competence, confidence, and compassion. 

Join us for our next 4-day signature workshop in Switzerland called the Advanced Family Externship to participate in a live family interview and learn more about advanced practice with families guided by the Illness Beliefs Model:  May 22-25, 2018.

See tentative schedule for this 2018 workshop: Switzerland.2018.tentative-schedule-zhaw-2018

We offered a Family Externship workshop at Zurich University of Applied Sciences in May 2016 and have been invited back for another workshop May 22-25, 2018. This was our fourth invitation to return to Switzerland  to offer this workshop. In 2016, there were 27 participants from 5 countries.  The possibilities for international networking were immense. We offered a live demonstration of a therapeutic conversation with a local family and had workshop participants join us as members of our clinical team.  Ideally, we have found the if more than one learner attends from an educational or health care organization, there are wonderful opportunities to support each other when you return home to begin implementing the advanced family nursing knowledge and interventions you have learned.

Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Winterthur, Switzerland will host our next Advanced Family Externship: May 22-25, 2018

Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Winterthur, Switzerland will host our next Advanced Family Externship: May 22-25, 2018

 

Dr. Lorraine Wright offering her ideas about Suffering and Spirituality.

Dr. Lorraine Wright offering her ideas about Suffering and Spirituality.

Over two thousand academic and practicing nurses and other health care professionals have attended the Family Externship workshop which has been offered in North America, Asia, and Europe. We offer the workshop in 2-4 day increments. Please contact us if you wish to host a Family Externship at your hospital or university.

Dr. Janice Bell and Dr. Lorraine Wright, Externship, Tokyo University, 1999.

Dr. Janice Bell and Dr. Lorraine Wright, Externship, Tokyo University, 1999.

Denmark Externship, 2013: 33 participants from 6 countries

Denmark Externship, 2013: 33 participants from 6 countries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFNC12 Preconference Workshop, Odense, Denmark

IFNC12 Preconference Workshop, Odense, Denmark

We presented a Preconference Workshop at the 12th International Family Nursing Conference in Odense, Denmark in August 2015: Co-presented by Dr. Lorraine Wright and Dr. Janice Bell: Illness Suffering and Family Healing: Raising Your Clinical Effectiveness to the Next Level.  Workshop description: The therapeutic conversation is a primary tool in family nursing. This clinical demonstration workshop provided experiential and practical knowledge about advanced family nursing practice with families, informed by the Illness Beliefs Model (Wright & Bell, 2009).  An unprecedented opportunity was provided to view a live family interview and participate in a reflecting team intervention.

We recently co-authored a blog post in which we offered our reflections about this unusual therapeutic conversation and the surprising ending: “BECAUSE SHE KNOWS ME”: A Poignant Commendation for a Cardiac Family Nurse.

Participants at the IFNC12 Preconference Workshop, Odense, Denmark

Participants at the IFNC12 Preconference Workshop, Odense, Denmark

Please contact us if you wish to host a Family Externship at your hospital or university.

Dr. Lorraine Wright and Dr. Janice M. Bell

Dr. Lorraine Wright and Dr. Janice M. Bell

Switzerland Externship, June 2014, 24 participants from 4 countries.

Switzerland Externship, June 2014, 24 participants from 4 countries.

  • Participants at the Switzerland Externship, 2011.

    Participants at the Switzerland Externship, 2011

    The-Illness-Beliefs-Model

  • Denmark Externship 2013. Dr. Lorraine Wright and Dr. Janice Bell with participants from Sweden

    Denmark Externship 2013. Dr. Lorraine Wright and Dr. Janice Bell with participants from SwFamily Externship 2011, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur, Switzerland. 27 participants from 5 countries.

     

    Denmark Externship 2013, Odense, Denmark.

    Denmark Externship 2013, Odense, Denmark.

    Dr. Janice Bell and Dr. Lorraine Wright, Externship, University of Calgary, 2002.

    Dr. Janice Bell and Dr. Lorraine Wright, Externship, University of Calgary, 2002.