I am a Family Nurse working as an Educator and Scientist in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. I am the father of three sons and a specialist in neurodevelopmental pediatrics. I am presently moving to San Fransisco, CA, where I hope to continue my work as I relocate with my family.
I have a deep and abiding passion for people and their lived experiences of health and family. At 46 years old, I have had a 12-year career in nursing. I am the co-editor of the textbooks, "Pediatric Home Care for Nurses: A Family-Centered Approach" and "Family Health Care Nursing: Theory, Practice, and Research (5th ed.) I have presented my work and thinking in the USA, Europe, and Japan. I enjoy meeting families everywhere I go and find great personal joy in seeing the love and resiliency of families the world over.
As a long-time family nurse, I have learned that families come in many forms and with many strengths and abilities. In my own family, I have witnessed incredible resilience through change and in the face of seemingly impossible odds. My family has survived because we have embraced diversity, possibility, and compassion. After observing the seemingly increasing hostility aimed at diverse families in my own society, I have decided to add my own voice to the discussion.
Families, no matter who their members are or how they are organized, can be inspiring, empowering, and enduring. In 2010, while attending the Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations, I carefully and mindfully crafted this declaration titled, "The Infinite Family". I have continued to share it whenever and wherever possible.
This work is dedicated to all families; the most basic units of society. They are all beautiful, diverse, and complex. I celebrate all of you and your unique characteristics.
With respect and regards to each and all,
Aaron Tabacco, PhD, RN