Dr. Wright is Professor Emeritus of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada. She is also an international speaker, author/blogger, and consultant in family nursing and family therapy. In her personal life, she is a friend, sister, aunt, and great-aunt. She has presented in some 30 countries. Dr Wright 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 12 books and numerous chapters and articles. Her most recent books are: Suffering and Spirituality: The Path to Illness Healing (2017); Don’t Get Married…Unless (2013); and Nurses and Families: A guide to family assessment and intervention (6th ed) (2013); and Beliefs and Illness: A Model for Healing (2009);
She has developed 4 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 wrote/produced the educational DVDs “Therapeutic Conversations with Families: What’s Love Got to Do With it?”(2016) and “Spirituality, Suffering, and Illness: Conversations for Healing”(2007); and She has also co-produced 8 educational Family Nursing DVD’s.
Dr. Wright has received several honours and awards for her distinguished contributions and leadership in family nursing and family therapy. In 2013, she was awarded the prestigous Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in Canada She has also been bestowed Honorary Doctorates from the University of Montreal, Canada, 2008 and Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden, 2012.
When not travelling the world lecturing, learning and/or consulting, Dr. Wright resides in Calgary, Canada.
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