Lectures 2023

March 13-15 What is the Connection between Spirituality and Suffering?: The Moral and Ethical Obligation for Clinicians. Invited lecture for 8th International Conference on Spirituality and Psychology, Bangkok, Thailand.

June 21-23 What is the Most Compelling Global Family Nursing Clinical Skill?:  Curious Compassion.  Expert Lecture for 16th International Family Nursing Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

June 30, 2023 Suffering and Spirituality: What are the Clinical Practices that Promote Healing? Invited workshop for Canadian Association of Parish Nursing, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

August 18. From Clinical Skills to Softening Suffering: Bringing Forth Love. Invited Lecture for Calgary Family Therapy Centre 50th Anniversary, Calgary, AB, Canada.

News & Events

July 10, 2022Order of Canada – Heartfelt thanks to all the many colleagues/family/friends for their congratulations and kind words on the great honour of receiving this award!

New Book 

Illness Beliefs:  The heart of healing in families and individuals (2021).  Dr Janice Bell and I are excited to announce the 3rd edition of our book that features our Illness Beliefs Model. The 3rd revised edition of our book provides updates and refinements of our Illness Beliefs Model and more conciseness of our worldviews.

A kindle and print version of our book is now available on Amazon: click here

Updated Calgary Models Bibliography: This new bibliography highlights the Calgary Family Assessment and Interventional Models. It lists conceptual; data-based research reports; research instruments; and pedagogy in journal articles, chapters, and books that have discussed, utilized, and/or implemented the Calgary Models. The doi is included wherever possible…  read more (updated April 2021)

100 Country Quest

I have now visited 82 countries. My goal is to visit 100 countries to learn more about families and illness suffering and illness beliefs and offer that knowledge to my health professional colleagues … read more