Graham McCaffrey, RN, BA, PhD
Faculty of Nursing, Faculty
PhD Nursing, University of Calgary, 2012
BN Nursing, Athabasca University, 2007
BA History, University of Cambridge, 1983
Registered General Nurse St. Mary’s School of Nursing, 1987
Dr. McCaffrey's research interests are nursing and humanities and trauma-informed care in addictions and mental health. He has a clinical background in mental health nursing and has always viewed mental health in relation to socio-cultural contexts. He wrote the book Nursing and Humanities (Routledge, 2020) which is the first treatment of the relationship between nursing and humanities. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Canadian Association for Health Humanities. He has expertise in hermeneutic research and has presented at the Canadian Hermeneutics Institute and the North American Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics on themes including interpretation of poetry from a nursing viewpoint and links between Kearney's carnal hermeneutics and nursing.
Areas of Research
Exploring how trauma-informed care is understood and taken up in practice across different settings and organizational environments. Analyzing implications of trauma-informed viewpoints for culturally sensitive care and cultural/historical context of intergenerational trauma. Implications of trauma-informed perspective for orthodox diagnostic reasoning and definitions.
Disparate uses/applications of humanities methods and materials for analysis of health, illness, healthcare, promotion of health in practice settings, and professional education.
Articulation of nursing standpoint applying humanities, eg through interpretive research, arts based research, or focusing on relational experience as essential aspect of nursing practice.
Ideas in hermeneutic philosophy that have application for research and analysis of nursing or health related questions. Developments in hermeneutics and phenomenology in embodied cognition, enactivism, and carnal hermeneutics for their value to a practice profession.
|Course number||Course title||Semester|
|NURS 614||Therapeutic Practices (Addictions and Mental Health Certificate, course #2)||Winter 2022|
|NURS 705||Philosophy of Science in Nursing||Fall 2021|
|NURS 385||Discipline and Profession of Nursing II||Winter 2022|
|NURS 549||Addictions and Mental Health Nursing||Fall 2021|
|NURS 705||Philosophy of Science in Nursing||Fall 2020|
- Pursuit of Excellence Graduate Teaching Award, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary. 2021
- Graham McCaffrey. Routledge. 128. (2021)
- Graham McCaffrey. Website and blog. (2022)
- McCaffrey, G, Wilson, E., Jonatansdottir, S., Zimmer, L., Zimmer, P., Graham, I., Snadden, D., & MacLeod, M. . International Journal of Qualitative Methods. (2022)
- McCaffrey, G.. Journal of Applied Hermeneutics. (2022)
- McCaffrey, G. (Book editor, M. Lipscomb). Routledge. (2022)
- Dolan, S., Nowell, L., & McCaffrey, G. . Nursing Philosophy. (2022)
- Graham McCaffrey. Nursing Philosophy. (2021)
- Delgado, J., de Groot, J, McCaffrey, G., Dimitropoulos, G., Sitter, K.C., & Austin, W. . Journal of Medical Ethics. (2021)
- Graham McCaffrey. Nursing Inquiry. (2019)
- Graham McCaffrey. Journal of Applied Hermeneutics. (2019)
- Graham McCaffrey. Journal of Applied Hermeneutics. (2018)
- Candace Yvonne Lind; Christine Ann Walsh; Brenda L. Juby; Mary-Lynn Wardle; Bjorn Johansson; Graham Philip McCaffrey. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth. (2018)
- Tom Rosenal; Roberta Jackson; Graham McCaffrey; Jennifer Lynne Langille; Lorraine Venturato; John David Patterson. Nurse Education in Practice. (2017)
- Eloise Carr; Graham McCaffrey; Mia Maris Ortiz. Canadian Journal of Pain. (2017)
- Wall, V., Premji, S.S., Letourneau, N., McCaffrey, G., & Nyanza, E.C. . Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2018)
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