Appointment of Adelaida Zabalegui, Group leader (R4)
Only through nursing research and knowledge-based practice, will it be possible to improve patient care

Current research


The complexity and demands of caring for patients and their families require increased nursing research, to improve the medical care provided and solve problems


The group’s research is aimed at improving the quality of care for patients and their families at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. The research lines are: quality/safety, prevention, pain management, therapeutic education, training of carers and the empowerment of patients and their families.

The above lines also include physical exercise and rehabilitation, maternity, mental health, care of cancer patients, transitions, chronic illness, and the care of elderly patients.


Thanks to the application of daily practice with scientific evidence to research, clinical nursing research brings improvements in quality of patient care, the health of the population, the experience of patients and their family carers, and professional satisfaction to staff.

The group has published national and international articles in prestigious journals and is cooperating in projects funded by the European Union and the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.