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Adult nursing
Family systems nursing conversations (FSNCs) have the potential to improve family functioning and well-being
  1. Barbara Lutz1,
  2. Michelle Camicia2
  1. 1School of Nursing, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
  2. 2Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center, Vallejo, California, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Barbara Lutz, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC 28403, USA; lutzb{at}uncw.edu

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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.

Context

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.

Methods

The purpose of this qualitative content analysis was understanding the experiences of family members who participated in FSNCs. Stroke …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.