Laurie Gottlieb, RN, PhD
680 Sherbrooke Street West,
Montreal, QC, H3A 2M7
laurie.gottlieb [at] mcgill.ca
Professor Laurie Gottlieb is a full professor at the Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University and holds the Flora Madeline Shaw Chair in Nursing. She is the Nurse-Scholar in Residence at the Jewish General Hospital. Professor Gottlieb earned a BN and MSc in Nursing and a PhD in developmental psychology from McGill University. She has been a member of McGill faculty since 1974, and was the Director of the School of Nursing and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Medicine from 1995 to 2000. In 2014 she founded and is a co-director of the International Institute for Strengths-Based Nursing and Health Care. From 1992-2013 she was the editor-in-chief of CJNR) (Canadian Journal of Nursing Research).
Her current work focuses on the development of Strengths-Based Nursing as an approach to practice, leadership/management, and education. Strengths-Based Nursing the result of an evolution of her thinking into what is nursing and how should nurses fulfill their social mandate of health and healing. Strengths-Based Nursing develops, extends, and re-conceptualizes elements of the McGill Model of Nursing resulting in a more integrated, in-depth philosophical vision and pragmatic approach to person and family nursing. Early in Professor Gottlieb’s career, she helped to develop and evaluate the core variables of Situation-Responsive Nursing that became the foundations of the McGill Model of Nursing. She later expounded on the developmental and biological principles that underlie nursing practice and brought these ideas together in the Developmental/Health Framework within the McGill Model of Nursing.