Rudolf Cymorr Kirby Martinez , PhD, MA, RN, CAA, LMT, CSTP, FRIN is currently a full time Assistant-Professor at San Beda College of Nursing and a part-time Professorial-Lecturer at Arellano University, Florentino Cayco Memorial School Graduate School of Nursing. Dr. Martinez finished his BS in Nursing from UST College of Nursing, MA in Nursing from Trinity University of Asia and his PhD in Applied Cosmic Anthropology from Asian Social Institute. At the moment, he is currently finishing up his second PhD in Nursing Science from St. Paul University of the Philippines, Tuguegarao City. His research interests include nursing science, theory and philosophy; nature, realities and phenomenon of caring; death, dying and palliative care; and medical anthropology.