Helena Martins is a nurse since January 1986, graduated in nursing with specialisation in Medical Surgical Nursing by the Portuguese Catholic University; she is also a student of the XIII Doctorate Course in Nursing from the Health Sciences Institute of the UCP.
She is currently the head nurse of the Pediatrics service at the Hospital of Braga, Portugal; worked in operating room, emergency service, bed management and training department. For 7 years she was the responsible for the training department of nursing in the Hospital of Braga, and during 2 years she was the national coordinator of nursing training at the CUF Academy, from José de Mello Saúde.
She has TT training certification from the Therapeutic Touch International Association. She is the nurse coordinator of the Holistic Nursing Center Enjoy Oneself, which is a Global Associates representing the Watson Caring Science Institute in Portugal. She has several participations on Therapeutic Touch in several national and European scientific events
Title : Therapeutic touch at neonatology – Development a model for nursing practice