Research Group: NursID: Innovation & Development in Nursing
Thematic Line: TL1 – Preventive Medicine & Societal Challenges
Hub: Nursing School of Porto
Research Areas: Nursing, Skills Development
updated on 15/03/2018
Olga Fernandes is an integrated researcher of the NursID group, Thematic Line 1 – Preventive Medicine & Societal Challenges of CINTESIS.
She graduated in Nursing, is a Master of Sciences in Nursing from the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences (ICBAS) and earned her Doctoral Degree from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Porto (FPCEUP), with a thesis entitled “Entre a teoria e a experiência: desenvolvimento de competências de Enfermagem no ensino clínico, no hospital, no curso de licenciatura” (Between theory and experience: developing nursing skills in clinical, hospital, and undergraduate context). She held a postdoctoral fellowship at ICBAS with a research study on the training and development of skills in nurses working with patients in complex palliative conditions.
She is trained and experienced in palliative care, and was involved in several research projects. One of the most important was the PROJETO PALLIARE – Pedagogical Project for improving the care of people with advance dementia and their family carers.
Currently, she works as a Coordinating Professor at the Nursing School of Porto.