• Family Nursing- A Futuristic Approach to Health Care


    Family nursing is the process of providing for the health care needs of families that are within the scope of nursing practice and it recognizes the importance of caring for and integrating a patients family as a part of caring process. This nursing care can be

    aimed toward the family as a context, the family as a system, or the family as a component of the society and it covers primary, secondary and tertiary levels of care.  It is important to embrace a family focus in nursing practice because health of individuals affects all members of families, health and illness are family events, and families influence the process and outcome of health care. Family health care nursing is an art and a science that has evolved as a way of thinking about and working with families. Its not an evolving specialty but rather an umbrella under which all specialty could/should practice. The conference intents to bring  concepts & principles of family health care become part of nurses’ value system.

    Family Nursing – Need and Significance

    • Health and illness behaviors and beliefs are learned within the context of the family
    • Family units are affected when one or more members experience health problems
    • Health care effectiveness is improved when emphasis is placed on family rather than the individual
    • Health promotion, health maintenance and restoration of health of families are important to the survival of the society
    • Delivering nursing care from a stand point of promoting family health helps nurses actuate families’ abilities to attend to health and developmental needs within the family and prevent secondary disabilities.
    • Nurses needs educational acumen to tailor their practice interventions to families, managing health and illness in today’s society.

  • Aim of the conference
    The conference aims at bringing together nursing professionals at all levels to share their knowledge , experience, research findings and perceptions regarding family nursing and to provide a holistic vision to guide the future action towards the advancement of family nursing in all practice  settings, nursing education and research.

    The objectives of the conference are to

    1. enlighten concept, scope and approaches of family nursing
    2. identify the various determinants of family health
    3. empower nurses to provide nursing care to families in different specialties and settings
    4. incorporate nursing process theories and models into family nursing
    5. Appreciate the role of family nursing in health promotion
    6. Facilitate the practice of family nursing in nursing educations and research
    7. Address the trends, issues and challenges related to application of family nursing
    8. Recognize various resources and social policies to implement family nursing


    The theme of the 7th International Nursing Conference 2017 is ‘Family Nursing- A futuristic approach to health care.


    1. Family Nursing- concept, scope and approaches
    2. Application of Nursing Process in Family Nursing
    3. Family Nursing Practice in different specialties and settings
    4. Family Nursing theories and Models
    5. Health Promotion through Family Nursing
    6. Trends, issues and challenges in family nursing
    7. Facilitating family nursing practice through nursing education and research

    Scientific Sessions

    1. Family Nursing- concept, scope, and approaches
      1. Family- structure, function and process
      2. Concept and principles of family nursing
      3. History and trends in Family Nursing
      4. Need and significance for family nursing
      5. Scope of family nursing in different settings
      6. Approaches to family health care
    1. Application of Nursing Process in Family Nursing
      1. family health assessment
      2. Family diagnosis
      3. Family nursing interventions
      4. Implementation and evaluation of family health care
      5. Application Nursing theories and Models in Family Nursing
    1. Family Nursing Practice in different specialties and settings
      1. Child bearing family
      2. Family child health nursing
      3. family focused medical surgical nursing
      4. Gerentological family nursing
      5. family mental health nursing
      6. Families and community health nursing
      7. Family Nursing and Palliative care
    1. Health Promotion through Family Nursing
      1. Family and Health Demographics
      2. Determinants of family health
      3. Sustainable development and family nursing
      4. Promoting healthy lifestyle through families
      5. Promotion of family mental health
    1. Trends, issues and chellenges in family nursing
      1. family nursing within social and political structure of society
      2. Trends in family nursing and looking to the future
      3. Role of family nurse-practitioner
      4. Challenges and Obstacles in Family Nursing
      5. Interprofessional collaboration in family nursing
      6. culturally sensitive family nursing
      7. Information technology and Tele-Nursing in Family Nursing Care
    1. Facilitating family nursing practice through nursing education and research
      1. Family nursing in nursing curriculum/education- present and future
      2. Research in family nursing


    Abstracts of original research, case studies, concept papers are invited for oral/poster presentations. It should be submitted in IMRD format as MS Word file, in not more than 500 words.  Authors’ name (If more than one author, provide names for all authors and corresponding authors who will present he paper should be identified with an asterisk), type of articles and  complete postal and email address with contact number has to be mentioned in the abstract.

    Oral presentation: Duration is 10 minutes (7 minutes for presentation & 3 minutes for discussion). PowerPoint presentation is preferred.

    Poster: size 3 x 4 feet and  portrait layout.

    Last date of submission of abstracts: 01/10/2017

    Intimation of selection of abstracts: 05/10/2017

    Last date of submission of the soft copy of the full-text and material for presentation: 10/10/2017

    Only registered delegate will be allowed for oral or poster presentation.

    Best oral papers and poster will be awarded.

    All submissions should be mailed to  akalcon3@gmail.com


    Last Date



    ACN Alumni

    Early Bird 05-10-2017

       Rs. 2000/-



    Late registration 20-10-2017

    Rs. 2500


    On spot registration  —

    Rs. 3000


    Mode of Payment

    Through demand draft in favour of Akal College of Nursing, payable at SBI Baru Sahib(H.P.), Branch Code: 11784

    Online payment details  

    Bank State Bank of India
    Beneficiary Eternal University
    Account Number 30957030400
    IFSC code SBIN0011784
    Branch Baru Sahib

    * Registration fee include food, accommodation and transportation from Solan at scheduled time


    His Holiness Baba Iqbal Singh Ji (Chancellor, Eternal University), (Retired Director, Agriculture, H.P.)


    • Dr. H.S. Dhaliwal, Vice Chancellor, Eternal University.
    • Dr. Davinder Singh, Secretary, The Kalgidhar Trust & Registrar Eternal University.
    • Dr. Neelam Kaur, Dean, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Eternal University.



    • Mrs. Ranjit Kour, Principal, ACN
    • Dr. Harpreet Kaur, Administrator, ACN



    • Dr. Jill B Derstine, Associate Clinical Professor
    • Dr. Mary Lou McHugh, Associate Clinical Professor



    •  Dr. Lekha Viswanath, Professor & Vice-Principal, ACN



    • Faculty, Akal College of Nursing



    • Dr. Jill B Derstine, Associate Clinical Professor, Drexel University, USA
    • Dr. Mary Lou McHugh, Associate Clinical Professor, Drexel University, USA
    • Dr. Jane Green Ryan, Assistant Professor, Drexel University, USA
    • Dr. Carol Okupniak, Assistant Professor, Drexel University, USA

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