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This article focuses on the history of the use of therapeutic letters in the clinical scholarship of the Family Nursing Unit at the University of Calgary and offers examples of a variety of therapeutic letters written to families experiencing illness suffering. A case study from the research of...
This article summarizes the first research to be completed on the Family Systems Nursing intervention of therapeutic letters. In the Family Nursing Unit (FNU) at the University of Calgary, therapeutic letters have been used for more than 22 years in work with families experiencing illness and...
This article explores the impact of letter writing on therapeutic boundaries. Letters challenged and extended the spatial and temporal boundaries of the therapeutic relationship, and especially the boundary between the personal and the professional, resulting in greater relational connectedness...
Therapeutic letters have become a practice adopted by many clinicians as an adjunct to therapeutic conversations. This article presents selected findings from a larger study that examined both the letter-writing practices of nine clinicians as well as the experiences of seven adult clients who...
Writing therapeutic letters to families is discussed in this article as an educational strategy encouraging students to think reflectively about family nursing. At the University of Kalmar, Sweden, undergraduate nursing students in a primary care module interviewed families using the Calgary...
This article explores the technological implications of the translation of therapeutic letters to therapeutic e-mail communication. The history of letters is juxtaposed with the currency with which the written language locates itself in today's methods and patterns of communication. Implications...
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