Raissa Passos dos Santos


PhD Student at Ingram School of Nursing - McGill University

Graduate Student Trainee, VOICE (Views on Interdisciplinary Childhood Ethics) - McGill University - Canada

Member of the Research Group Healthcare of Persons, Families and Society (PEFAS) - UFSM - Brazil

Supervisor:  Franco Carnevale

Raissa started doctoral training in 2016 in McGill’s Ingram School of Nursing, supervised by Franco Carnevale and Mary Ellen Macdonald. Her dissertation, Advancing ethical care for children with medical complexity in Brazil: A global health qualitative study, is exploring the moral experiences of families and children in the context of medical complexity in Brazil, and how these moral experiences are shaped by the relational, social, historical, and political context. She anticipates finishing this degree in December 2020.

Raissa was the David McCutcheon Doctoral Scholar until September 2019. Currently she is funded through a Doctoral Training Scholarship from the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQ-S). She also has a McGill Global Health Scholars Award ($3,000), and the Gail Carson Award Global Health Travel Award from the Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University ($2,500)


Cordeiro DP, Santos RP, Ribeiro CF, Neves ET Development of the “Photo-voice” dynamic based on the creative and sensitive method. REVISA 2019; 8(4): 460-8.

Santos R.P., Carnveale F., Neves ET. (2016). Qualitative methodologies in health research: interpretive referential of Patricia Benner. Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem. vol. 69, p. 192-196. http://www.scielo.br/pdf/reben/v69n1/en_0034-7167-reben-69-01-0192.pdf

Santos R.P., Tatsch E, Carnevale F. Qualitative methodologies in health research: interpretive referential of Patricia Benner Rev Bras Enferm [Internet]. 2016 jan-feb;69(1):178-82. 

Neves E.T., Veira A., Arrué A.M., Pieszak G.M., Zamberlan K.C., Santos R.P.  (2014) Care network of children with special health care needs. Texto & Contexto Enfermagem (UFSC). http://www.scielo.br/pdf/tce/v24n2/0104-0707-tce-24-02-00399.pdf

Santos R.P., Neves E.T., Severo V.R.G., Carnevale F. (2014). Health education with families of children with special healthcare needs: approaches Canada-Brazil. Biblioteca Las Casas, v. 10: 1-15. http://www.index-f.com/lascasas/documentos/lc0757.pdf

Zamberlan K.C., Neves E.T., Severo V.R., Santos R.P. (2014). The care of the child with chronic or disabling disease in the hospital context. Cuidado é Fundamental. vol. 6: 1288-1301. http://www.seer.unirio.br/index.php/cuidadofundamental/article/view/3098...

Pieszak G.M., Neves E.T., Jantsch L.B., Arrué A.M., Zamberlan K.C., Santos R.P. (2013). Characterization of newborn in the intensive care unit of a teaching hospital - 2002 - 2006. Saúde (Santa Maria), v. 39: 1-15.

Zamberlan K.C., Neves E.T., Vieira C.S., Buboltz F.L., Kegler J.J., Santos R.P. (2013). Trajectory of relative caregivers of children to emergency unit. Revista Baiana de Enfermagem, v. 27: 172-180.


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