Dr. Wilfred McSherry is Professor in Nursing in a joint appointment between Department of Nursing, School of Health and Social Care, Staffordshire University and the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust in the UK and part-time Professor at VID Specialized University, Norway. His previous post was as Professor in Dignity of Care for Older People, he has written extensively on the concepts of spirituality and dignity in care. He has a keen interest in how we care for older people, especially those living with dementia.
Dr. Linda Rykkje is Associate professor at VID Specialized University, Faculty of Health Studies in Bergen, where she is responsible for the continuous education in advanced gerontology. She has a PhD from Åbo Akademi University, Finland. Her thesis focused upon the relationship between spirituality and dignity within a Caring Science framework as well as an empirical focus upon older people care. Her interest is to improve care for older people in municipal health care settings.
Susan Thornton is a registered nurse and a qualified nurse lecturer with over 25 years’ experience in nurse education. Her clinical background includes experience in medicine, haematology, infectious diseases and care of the older person at ward management level. She originally trained in North Lincolnshire and following her move into nurse education worked initially in the Scunthorpe and Grimsby localities, moving to the University of Hull in 1995. During this period, she was involved in the development and delivery of a wide range of pre- registration and post registration nursing programmes in addition to coordinating the implementation of local projects and initiatives, for example the introduction of the Single Assessment Process across a range of localities.
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