The Nursing Directorate

Welcome to the Hospital Clínic Nursing Directorate

Gemma MartínezScientific advances and social and economic changes have meant that the care provided by the Clínic Nursing Directorate's healthcare professionals has become complex. Such complexity requires innovative and effective responses.

To meet these challenges, the members of the Nursing Directorate at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona have created their own professional model with five key elements: provision of care that focuses on empowerment of the patient and their family; application of the best practices based on scientific evidence; potentiation of effective communication between healthcare professionals and the patient; leadership founded on competency-based professional development; and the intensive use of information technologies.

Our model provides a reference framework from which, in the context of a strong institutional commitment, nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, dieticians, technicians, auxiliary nurses and other health workers can deliver the best quality care to patients and their families.

These healthcare professionals generate new knowledge using research as a tool for professional development and improving care. Moreover, they meet the challenges of care working diligently as individuals and taking a role in decision-making in multidisciplinary healthcare, teaching and research teams. The joint work provides opportunities for personal and professional growth while also facilitating achievement of care objectives.

All healthcare professionals have the opportunity for Professional Development. Our promotion system recognises healthcare professionals who have developed their competence and expertise in clinical practice, those who have taken part in initiatives for improving care and those who have achieved advanced professional levels in training, research and innovation.

The Nursing Directorate is proud of its healthcare professionals who, through combined efforts and cooperation, continuously strive to improve the care of our patients and their families.

We invite you to browse our website and I hope to have the opportunity to meet you so we can explore different alternatives for improving the safety and quality of care for our patients and their families.

Gemma Martínez
Nursing Directorate