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Family Nursing Network
  • What is a Family Nursing Construct?

    A family nursing construct is an abstraction or mental representation inferred from family health or family care focused situations or behaviors. (Polit and Beck, 2008; Abate, 2002)

  • Family Balancing

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    Lynn Kuechle

    (Meiers, Eggenberger, Krumwiede, Bliesmer, & Earle, 2009; Eggenberger,  Krumwiede, Meiers, Bliesmer, & Earle, 2004 )

    ·        Assist family to alter routines and activities of daily life and family life as needed

    ·        Prepare family for possible future fluctuations and variations in health, family life, and family routines

    ·        Address modifications in family roles

    ·        Help family make decisions regarding sharing family roles

    ·        Anticipate individual and family times of transitions

    ·        Acknowledge the families’ experience of uncertainty, turmoil, stress and suffering during waiting periods


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