Dr. Sally Thorne

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Dr. Sally Thorne is a Professor in the School of Nursing and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science at UBC. She is an academic nursing leader with an extensive record of research in the field of communication in cancer and chronic illness. Her body of written work has focussed attention on chronic illness and cancer experience, with a particular emphasis on the impact that dominant scientific orientations and population health ideologies have had on the human experience of seeking and obtaining appropriate care in the Canadian context. She has also been active in developing and refining applied qualitative inquiry methods for the application of subjective experiential knowledge to the evidence based health care cultural context. She is Editor-in-Chief for the scholarly journal Nursing Inquiry and Associate Editor for Qualitative Health Research. She has also served on numerous Boards, including the BC Cancer Agency, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and currently sits as a Board Director for the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and the Association of Registered Nurses of BC.

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