Health Sciences Research Unit: Nursing (UICISA: E) – Portugal

Health Sciences Research Unit: Nursing (UICISA: E) – Portugal
Ecosystems, Nurse

The Health Sciences Research Unit: Nursing (UICISA: E) at the Nursing School of Coimbra (ESEnfC) keeps active and innovative!

The Nursing School of Coimbra (ESEnfC), heir to the most ancient nursing training in Portugal (since 1881), is a nationally and internationally recognized public institution due to its quality and innovation, with a recognized intervention in the health system and society. Its educational community is committed to the humanist, scientific, technical, and cultural training of socially recognized professionals, the promotion of accredited research, the dissemination of knowledge, and the provision of services.

UICISA: E’s main objective is to develop research in priority health areas to provide a relevant scientific contribution to knowledge advancement and promote quality healthcare; to conduct experimental and applied research in healthcare technologies for the development of medical devices/technical procedures; to train researchers, from initiation to advanced research, leading interdisciplinary research programs, and producing, disseminating, and applying scientific knowledge.

Over the last few weeks, several activities have been undertaken to answer UICISA: E’s goals. A lot of others are scheduled for the next weeks:

Network & Research

UICISA: E keeps active with João Apóstolo and Rosa Silva at the scientific Coordination board of the Portuguese Network on Smart, Healthy and Age-Friendly Environments, together with Caritas Diocesana of Coimbra (Portugal) at the technical Coordination board!

Within the 𝙎𝙋𝙄𝘿𝙀𝙍 – 𝙀𝙍𝘼𝙈𝙐𝙎+ 𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙙 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙟𝙚𝙘𝙩, the 1st week of the Evidence Implementation Training Program (Researchers’ UICISA: E – Helena Felizardo and Pedro Sousa, among the trainees and researcher’s UICISA: E – Daniela Cardoso, among the trainers) took place in February.


Phi Xi Talks Complex Health International: Dimensions & Challenges in Nursing took place in January 28, 2021. It promoted a good discussion on how to support nurses to identify key guidelines for intervention development, to understand the complexity dimensions in the intervention lifecycle and to discuss lessons learned during the development, implementation, and assessment of complex nursing interventions in clinical practice. This webinar was hosted by the Phi Xi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau’s International – STTI, with the support of the Nursing School of Coimbra – ESEnfC and the Health Sciences Research Unit: Nursing – UICISA: E.

Boosting Human Capital

For this purpose, UICISA: E hosted two major events

  • 1st research workshop – Short presentations of master’s degrees from UICISA: E 2021 – 29 January, 2021; At this training moment, nurses who are attending master’s degrees presented the research they are carrying out and developed skills on how to communicate science.
  • 1st International Seminar for Researchers’ Training – February 2, 2021. This seminar was an excellent moment to share experiences/ knowledge between researchers in the health sciences area. There were 3 presentations:

𝘾á𝙩𝙞𝙖 𝘾𝙤𝙨𝙩𝙖, Specialist Nurse in Maternal and Obstetric Health, with the PhD project Formação em Competencias Emocionais no exercício da Profissão de Enfermagem [Training in Emotional Skills in the Exercise of the Nursing Profession], at the University of León – Spain.

𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙤 𝙂𝙤𝙣ç𝙖𝙡𝙫𝙚𝙨, Specialist Nurse in Medical-Surgical Nursing, with the PhD project Construção e Implementação de um Modelo de Consulta de Enfermagem Pré-operatória de Cirurgia Geral Programada [Structuring and implementation of a pre-operative Nursing consultation model for scheduled surgery], at ICBAS, University of Porto – Portugal.

𝘼𝙣𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙖 𝙏𝙚𝙢𝙥𝙤𝙣𝙞, Professor, with the Postdoctoral project Processo de Implementação da Metodologia de Cuidado Humanitude em Residências para idosos de Portugal [Implementation Process of the Humanitude Care Methodology in Residences for the Elderly in Portugal], at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte – Brazil

Coordination: 𝙋𝙖𝙪𝙡𝙤 𝙌𝙪𝙚𝙞𝙧ó𝙨; and Moderation: 𝙑𝙚𝙧ó𝙣𝙞𝙘𝙖 𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙝𝙤, both ESEnfC’s Professors.

  • Activities for undergraduate students in Research Initiation Rotations:

Workshop Re(search)-it* – Initiation to scientific literature research (March 9, 2021). Trainers: Daniela Cardoso, Diana Santos, Joana Rodrigues, with the collaboration of Nichole Bento, graduate student.

Workshop Surf SPSS for beginners (February 18,2021). Trainer: Lucília Cardoso.

Workshop SR* ALEMBIC for beginners (January 20, 2021). Trainer: Daniela Cardoso.

Save the date

  • une 8-9, 2021 – 1st Nursing Research Biennial – The online event comprises the 6th Congress on Nursing Research of Ibero-American and Portuguese-speaking Countries and the 2nd International Symposium on Evidence-Based Health Care. Sign up here and see you soon!


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