Rahel Naef

Assistant Professor of Implementation Science in Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich; Head, Implementation Science in Nursing Research Group, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

Rahel Naef is an assistant professor of implementation science in nursing at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich and heads the Implementation Science in Nursing Research Group at the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. Rahel has taken a leadership role in generating scientific knowledge around family engagement and support in acute and critical care services. Her research focuses on family health, quality of life and caregiving-receiving processes, families support needs and the ability of acute and critical care services to address these needs, with a particular emphasis on families of critically ill persons, later life families, and bereaved family members. She leads a programme of health services and implementation science research that investigates effective delivery of family nursing support interventions and successful uptake of family-centered practice guidelines in acute and critical care. Rahel holds a master's degree in nursing from the University of Toronto , Canada, and a Ph.D. in nursing science from the University of Manchester, England.


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