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Sally Thorne

Sally Thorne, RN, PhD, FAAN, FCAHS, D.Sc. (Hon), is a Professor in the School of Nursing 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 approaches as well as scholarship in 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 the popular text now in its second edition Interpretive Description: Qualitative Research for Applied Practice (New York & London: Routledge, 2016). She is an Associate Editor for the multidisciplinary journal Qualitative Health Research (Sage) and Editor-in-Chief for a journal that deals with critical scholarship in nursing and health care Nursing Inquiry (Wiley). She honorary doctorates from Queen’s University (2013) and Université Laval (2017), was inaugurated into Sigma Theta Tau International’s Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame (2017) and has received CNA’s highest honour, the Jeanne Mance Award (2018).