Nursing Now Challenge board member made Honorary Doctor in Health Science in the Application of Evidence-based Nursing
Nursing Now Challenge Advisory Board Member, and Deputy Director of Research and Teaching in Nursing from Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and the University of Barcelona Professor Adelaida Zabalegui Yárnoz has received the title of honorary doctor in health science for her significant impact on the integration of nursing research and practice.
Professor Zabalegui Yárnoz is one of the most influential leaders in nursing science in Europe and a highly-valued researcher and teacher. Her work in the application of evidence-based nursing has especially improved the health and wellbeing of people with dementia and their caregivers.
The long-term collaboration between Professor Zabalegui Yárnoz and the researchers at the University’s Department of Nursing Science has been enabled by EU-funded projects. For the Master’s degree students in nursing science, Professor Zabalegui Yárnoz has offered opportunities for clinical practice at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, and has also sent her own staff members to study at the Department of Nursing Science in Turku.
The ceremony took place on Friday 26 May at the Turku Concert Hall, with the honorary doctors giving open Studia Generalia lectures the day before.
“The Faculty of Medicine is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year and the Ceremonial Conferment is part of the anniversary programme. It is a remarkable academic tradition and it lends a particular flare to our anniversary year. In the Ceremonial Conferment, we celebrate science and researchers,” says Dean Pekka Hänninen of the Faculty of Medicine.
Congratulations to Professor Adelaida Zabalegui Yárnoz from everyone at Nursing Now Challenge and the Burdett Trust for Nursing.