Sally Thorne

Sally Thorne, RN, PhD, FAAN, FCAHS, FCAN, DSc(Hon) is a Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia, Canada where she has maintained a longstanding program of substantive research in the fields of chronic illness, cancer experience, and end-of-life care as well as scholarship in the fields of philosophy of science, including the epistemological basis of disciplinary knowledge development in the health fields, and the nature of evidence claims in a complex health policy environment. She is the author of a body of applied qualitative methodological writing, including Interpretive Description (2008, Left Coast) and its second edition Interpretive Description: Qualitative Research for Applied Practice (2016, Routledge). She is Editor-in-Chief for Nursing Inquiry (Wiley), a journal that deals with critical scholarship in nursing and health care. She was a longstanding member of the advisory board for the International Institute of Qualitative Methodology, and now serves in an advisory capacity to the International Qualitative Research Toolkit and the newly formed Asia-Pacific Qualitative Health Research Network, as well as consulting and speaking on matters relating to qualitative methods nationally and internationally. 

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