Iceland Family Nursing Externship

Dr. Lorraine M. Wright and Dr. Janice Bell

Generalist and Advanced Practice Models for Softening Suffering and Promoting Healing with Families in Healthcare

Dr. Wright and Dr. Bell will present their Advanced Practice Models for Caring for Families with competence, confidence and compassion.

Lorraine M. Wright, RN, PhD


International Speaker/Author/Blogger 
Professor Emeritus of Nursing
University of Calgary

Janice M. Bell, RN, PhD


Author, Speaker, and Thought Leader in Family Health & Healing
Associate Professor Emeritus, University of Calgary
Founding Editor, Journal of Family Nursing

This 4 day workshop provides the extraordinary possibility to have Drs. Wright and Bell in Iceland. The presenters will offer their specific knowledge, research and clinical skills that will enhance and enrich your important work of caring for families through direct clinical practice, education, and/or research.

Our health care system needs Family Nursing in order to meet the current challenges such as increasing chronic illnesses, a growing population of elderly, and new healing and treatment practices that soften suffering and promotes hope and healing. As a specialist in Family Nursing you are able to assist families experiencing complex and serious illnesses and to provide clinical leadership for your nursing and health care.

Content: Theory, Practice and Research for Generalist and Advanced Practice Models

  • Evidence Based Practice and Practice Based Evidence for Caring for Families
  • Calgary Family Assessment and Intervention Models
  • Illness Beliefs Model: Assessment and intervention focused on the intersection of patient, family members, and health care professionals beliefs that soften suffering and promote healing.
  • Trinity Model: Interconnection between spirituality, suffering, and beliefs.

This workshop is designed as an interdisciplinary course for

  • family therapists
  • medical doctors
  • nurse educators
  • occupational therapists
  • practicing nurses
  • psychologists
  • social workers
  • researchers and other health care professionals who are committed to caring for families with compassion, competence, and confidence.

The workshop is in English, textbooks and course material is also in English. Good knowledge in English is required.


Registration is required, limited number of participants.

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The workshop will be held in University of Akureyri, North Iceland, October 9th -12th 2018.

Akureyri is a town in northern Iceland, the second largest urban area in Iceland. Akureyri is known for its mild climate, museums and robust cultural scene. Further information about Akureyri:


1.590 euros, included all course material as well as lunch, coffee and snacks during the workshop.

Travel arrangements

Special offer for participants in this workshop arranged by Ferðaskrifstofa Akureyrar. Book a flight (AEY-REY-AEY-REY) and hotel, prices from 65.550 ISK.

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