Graham McCaffrey

Associate Professor

Faculty of Nursing

PhD

University of Calgary, 2012

BN

Athabasca University, 2007

Registered General Nurse

St. Mary’s School of Nursing, 1987

BA

University of Cambridge, 1983

Contact information

Phone

Office: 403.220.3516

Location

Professional Faculties : PF2295

Courses

  • NURS 503.49 - Selected Topics in Nursing (Addictions/Mental Health) - Fall 2019
  • NURS 705 - Philosophy Of Science In Nursing - Fall 2019
  • NURS 385 - The Discipline & Profession of Nursing II - Winter 2020

Research

Research Interests

  • Mental health nursing – using nurse-patient interactions therapeutically
  • Buddhism and nursing – philosophical dialogue, compassion, mindfulness
  • Qualitative research – philosophical hermeneutics, intercultural inquiry

Biography

Dr. McCaffrey joined the Faculty in July 2012. His doctoral research was a hermeneutic study of nurses’ practices of relational care in mental health, using Buddhist perspectives as a way of opening to new understanding.  He is planning a complementary study of patients’ experiences. He is interested in continuing to develop dialogue between Buddhist thought and contemporary nursing – for example, focusing on compassion as a way of acting. Hermeneutics as a methodology invites precisely this kind of intercultural exchange. He is an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Applied Hermeneutics and has presented his work at the Canadian Hermeneutic Institute.


Publications

5-year CV