As part of the HEALTH21 health policy framework, the World Health Organization (WHO)
Europe Office introduced Family Health Nurses (FHN). The WHO outlined
that FHN would support families at times of illness and dealing with
chronic conditions. This support would be provided in the family home
offering early interventions and treatment options, advice,
signposting, public health care and wider support with social issues
(WHO, 2000a). The WHO (1998) outlined that the FHN would be a
significant asset in areas where there was a perceived lack of access to
underserved and poorer communities within the European region.
In October 2011, the UWS Family Health Nursing
project was awarded Euros 399,799 with a 75% grant of 299,833 from the
EU Lifelong Learning Programme. This grant will be used to progress the
following aims and objectives.
To develop shared academic and practice based programmes to prepare Family Health Nurses in Europe based on an inclusive conceptualisation of the FHN including scope of practice, essential knowledge base, and clinical competence across partner countries.Specific objectives:
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The FamNrsE project team develop MSc Health Studies (Family Health)
Family Health Nursing - Final Conference 2013
The Family Health Nursing in European Communities project (FamNrsE) will hold the final project conference on 5th and 6th of September 2013, hosted by FamNrsE project partner, Escola Superior de Enfermagem do Porto, Portugal.
Family Health Nursing International Conference 2012
An International Conference took place on 25 and 26 October 2012
A review of the development of the Collaborative
Family Health Nursing Project in Europe
FHN Report July 2012