Wednesday, June 28, 2023.
Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy, and Continence (NSWOCC) sends sincere condolences to the family of a nurse leader and researcher Dr. Barbara Braden, PhD, FAAN.
The NSWOCC and nurses across Canada are deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Dr. Barbara Braden, a remarkable nurse leader, researcher, and advocate for improved patient care.
Dr. Braden's contributions to chronic wound management, particularly the development of theBraden Scale for Predicting Pressure Injury Risk, have had a profound impact on nursing practice worldwide. Her dedication and collaborative nature allowed her to work closely with front line nurses, providing mentorship and support as they implemented the Braden Scale. Her ability to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice was truly extraordinary.
Beyond her significant achievements in the field, Dr. Braden was a fierce advocate for advanced nursing and continuously strived for improved patient care. Her passion for learning and curiosity was evident in her impactful statement, encouraging nurses to question everything and pursue further investigation with researchers. She has undoubtedly inspired countless nurses and healthcare professionals to never stop learning and continually seek knowledge.
The NSWOCC, has witnessed firsthand the positive impact of Dr. Braden's work, as thousands of Canadian nurses and healthcare professionals have integrated the Braden Scale into their clinical practice. Her efforts have undoubtedly improved patient outcomes, enhanced nursing knowledge, and advanced research in the field.
During this difficult time, we extend our thoughts and prayers to the Braden family. Dr. Barbara Braden's legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those who have benefited from her expertise and compassionate care.
With deepest sympathies,
The NSWOCC Board of Directors