Lenora Duhn

Position: Queen's University

Dr. Lenora Duhn, RN, PhD, is an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) at the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Prior to beginning her academic career at Queen’s University, she worked within a large Ontario tertiary care teaching hospital in a variety of clinical, research, and administrative roles. Currently, Dr. Duhn teaches in the Nursing undergraduate and graduate programs, and the Health Quality graduate programs. Her doctoral thesis focused on patient engagement in safety as a means to reduce healthcare harm by exploring and describing patient attitudes and behaviours concerning their involvement in ensuring safe care at the clinical level, and resulted in the development of a 5-Facet Framework about Patient Engagement in Patient Safety. Her program of research, Beneficence: Research for the Benefit of People in a Health Environment, is grounded in the ethical concept of beneficence – action-oriented to not only prevent harm but to actively engage in promoting good – includes the research themes: ‘patient/client and family engagement’ and ‘safeguarding’, with specific topics relating to escalating clinical deterioration and trauma-informed care. With over 25 years of nursing experience, Lenora is dedicated to the advancement of safe, equitable care for all patients and their families, and in support of healthcare providers and learners.