The SBNH team was delighted to host two international champions of Strengths-Based Nursing and Healthcare at the Ingram School of Nursing (ISoN), McGill University from December 12 to 13, 2022.
Elizabeth Bernardino, RN, PhD, is director of clinical care at the Hospital de Clínicas Complex and professor of nursing at the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil. Bernardino supports her doctoral students with integrating SBNH into their research and clinical practice.
Paula Encarnação, RN, PhD, is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Nursing, University of Minho, Portugal. She spearheaded the translation of Professor Laurie Gottlieb’s game changing book, Strengths-Based Nursing Care: Health and Healing for Person and Family, into Portuguese.
During their time at the Ingram School of Nursing, Bernardino and Encarnação met with ISoN faculty members Annie Chevrier, Heather Hart, Maria Di Feo, and Rosetta Antonacci, as well as staff and clinical partners working to advance Strengths-Based Nursing and Healthcare across education, research, leadership, and practice. Their visit was a valuable opportunity to exchange strategies, challenges, successes, and goals related to the implementation of this human-centered approach to nursing and healthcare.
Lead image: Professors Elizabeth Bernardino of Brazil (left), Laurie Gottlieb of the Ingram School of Nursing (center), and Paula Encarnação of Portugal (right) on campus at McGill University.