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Commentary on: Pusa S, Saveman B-I, Sundin K. Family systems nursing conversations: influences on families with stroke. BMC Nursing 2022 May 6;21(1):108. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-022-00873-7
Implications for practice and research
Family systems nursing conversations (FSNCs) have the potential to improve patient and family outcomes, including family functioning and well-being.
Research is needed on the effectiveness of family-centred interventions, for example, FSNCs, on specific health-related outcomes for stroke survivors and their families.
Stroke and its after-effects can impact the entire family. Families need long-term support poststroke to maintain family well-being. Family-centred interventions have demonstrated improved family functioning and social support.1 2 One such intervention is FSNCs. Employing a family systems approach, these nurse-led conversations can promote family understanding and enhance family cohesion to help manage life-changing events, such as stroke.
The purpose of this qualitative content analysis was understanding the experiences of family members who participated in FSNCs. Stroke …
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