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Collaborative research is the way forward for nursing

Huda Abu-Saad Huijer, professor of nursing science at the Rafic Hariri School of Nursing at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, reveals how her clincal supervision skills informed and influenced her career.
Huda Abu-Saad Huijer

Huda Abu-Saad Huijer, professor of nursing science and director of Beirut’s Rafic Hariri School of Nursing: ‘Working with junior researchers has been the highlight of my academic career’

What is your role?

I am professor of nursing science and director of the Rafic Hariri School of Nursing at the American University in Beirut, Lebanon, where I am responsible for the administration and academic development of the school.

How did you first become interested in nursing research?

After receiving my PhD from the University of Florida, I applied for my first academic appointment at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF). I was responsible for the clinical supervision of nursing students on paediatric wards, where I noticed that children’s pain management was not being adequately assessed and patients were suffering needlessly on post-operative floors.

As nurses were hesitant in

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