Strengths-Based Nursing and Healthcare
Strengths-Based Nursing and Healthcare (SBNH) is both a philosophy and a value-driven approach to guide clinicians, leaders, and educators to transform the healthcare system by humanizing care. SBNH is about recognizing, mobilizing, capitalizing on and developing strengths within individuals, families, communities, and institutions to promote health and facilitate healing.
This approach was developed by Laurie Gottlieb of the Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University. Gottlieb is currently directing a multi-site, multi-disciplinary research project to train nurse leaders and managers to create healthy, productive workplace environments for point-of-care staff.