THE ILLNESS BELIEFS MODEL

The Authors



Lorraine M. Wright RN, PhDIMG_3939b © 2013 Brian Burke

Dr. Lorraine M. Wright is an international lecturer, clinician, author, blogger, and consultant in family nursing and family therapy.  She has presented in some 30 countries. Dr Wright is also Professor Emeritus of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada. She was the Director, Family Nursing Unit, University of Calgary for 20 years, a unique clinical and research unit for couples/families suffering with serious illness.

Dr. Wright is the author of 10 books and numerous chapters and articles. Her most recent books in 2013 are: Don’t Get Married…Unless (2013); and Nurses and Families: A guide to family assessment and intervention (6th ed) (2013).  Other books include Beliefs and Illness:  A Model for Healing (2009); and Suffering, Spirituality, and Illness:  Ideas for Healing (2005).

She has developed clinicial practice models, specifically the Trinity Model (advanced practice) and co-developed the Illness Beliefs Model (advanced practice) and the Calgary Family Assessment and Intervention Models (generalist practice).

Dr Wright has also co-produced 8 educational Family Nursing DVD’s.  She has also produced the DVD “Spirituality, Suffering, and Illness:  Conversations for Healing”.

Dr. Wright has received several honours and awards for her distinguished contributions and leadership in family nursing and family therapy. Among the awards are two Honorary Doctorates from the University of Montreal, Canada, 2008 and Linnaeus University, Sweden, 2012.  Most recently in 2013, she was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in Canada.

For more information, please go to Dr. Wright’s website: http://www.lorrainewright.com