This title features: innovative ideas to increase critical thinking; practical guidelines for family interviewing; and, clinical tools, skills and examples that breaches the boundaries of practice, education and research. You can use the thoroughly revised evidence-based Calgary Family Assessment and Intervention Models to competently and compassionately assess and intervene with families experiencing illness, loss, and/or disability. It offers concrete practical ideas and examples for effective clinical family interviewing. It includes genograms (family diagrams) for blended families with multiple parents and siblings. It provides detailed clinical guidelines for preparing, conducting, documenting family interview. It explores diversity issues such as ethnicity, race, culture, sexual orientation, gender, and socioeconomic class in numerous clinical examples. It features new: chapter, How to Move Beyond Basic Family Nursing Skills; Clinical Vignettes, Interview an Individual to Gain a Family Perspective, on the theory and clinical application of how to "bring the family into the room" even when just working with an individual; Clinical Vignettes, Tips and Microskills for Interviewing Families of the Elderly, on working with older patients and families undergoing difficult life transitions, such as moving from home to an extended care facility; Descriptions of rapidly changing demographic patterns in American families; Application of Calgary Family Assessment Model and the Calgary Family Intervention Model to various cultural situations, such as with Muslim, Thai, and Japanese families.