Pamela Brink was born in the Philippines and was a POW under the Japanese during World War II.
She is a Registered Nurse with a master’s degree in psychiatric nursing and a PhD in cultural anthropology. She practised nursing primarily in psychiatric facilities, taught clinical nursing, nursing research and medical anthropology in major universities in the United States and Canada (UCLA, University of Cincinnati, University of Iowa & the University of Alberta.). She founded and edited the Western Journal of Nursing Research and has published books on nursing research and trans-cultural nursing. She coined the term “Patientology” in the 1970’s and wrote several articles on the topic in nursing journals before publishing the book by the same name. She is a retired breeder and show competitor of German Shepherd Dogs.