About Drs. Wright & Leahey


Lorraine M. Wright, RN, PhD
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Dr.Wright is Professor Emeritus of Nursing, University of Calgary. She is also an international lecturer, author, blogger, and consultant. Her clinical and research interests include illness suffering, illness beliefs, family interventions, and spirituality. Dr. Wright has authored Spirituality, Suffering, and Illness: Ideas for Healing,and co-authored Beliefs and Illness: A Model for Healing.

Dr Wright was awarded Honorary Doctorates from the University of Montreal, Canada, 2008 and Linnaeus University, Sweden, 2012.

Maureen Leahey, RN, PhD

Dr. Leahey is a consultant, author, educator and clinician. She is a member of the Canadian Nurses Association and is a registered psychologist. She is a Clinical Fellow, Approved Supervisor and Fellow with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Leahey is a graduate of Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing and the University of Calgary.

More About Drs. Wright and Leahey

Both Drs. Wright and Leahey have presented extensively at national and international family nursing, family health, and family therapy conferences. They have published widely in numerous nursing and family journals, written 6 editions of Nurses and Families: A Guide to Family Assessment and Intervention and coedited the three-volume Family Nursing Series: Families and Life Threatening Illness, Families and Chronic Illness, and Families and Psychosocial Problems. Both have more than 35 years of direct clinical experience working with families experiencing serious illness.
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