Dr John Costello Ph.D, RN received his PhD in Nursing. He is currently working as an associate professor in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, at the University of Manchester, UK. He is also the programme leader for the B.Sc. (Hons), Nursing Practice Course, based at Nanyang Polytechnic Singapore, Singapore. His research targets palliative nursing and he has been at the school of nursing, midwifery and social work for 15 years.