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Lisa Goldberg

Associate Professor

School of Nursing

Email: lisa.goldberg@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-2988
Fax: 902-494-3487
Mailing Address: 
Room G21, Forrest Bldg.,
Dalhousie University
PO Box 15000
5869 University Avenue
Halifax NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Feminist and queer phenomenology
  • Diversity and health inequities in women's health
  • Perinatal nursing
  • Maternal child and infant health
  • Caring science


Dr. Lisa Goldberg teaches in the areas of perinatal nursing, nursing philosophy, qualitative methodologies and caring science. Her provincially and nationally funded research program builds on her clinical expertise as a perinatal nurse. Using feminist/queer phenomenological methodologies, her research explores the taken-for-granted practices of nurses and primary care providers in their relationships with women in contexts of birth and beyond—specifically against the institutional backdrop of gender, power, and heteronormativity. More recently, Dr. Goldberg completed certification through the Watson Caring Science Institute as a Caritas Coach.  


  • International Association of Human Caring
  • Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
  • College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia

Awards and Honours

  • 2017 University Teaching Award for Excellence in Education for Diversity, CLT, ($1000 forthcoming)
  • 2015 Change One Thing Award Challenge. “Living theory through embodied practices: The integration of Caring Science into graduate education in nursing philosophy, CLT ($1000).


  • Goldberg, L., Rosenburg, N., & Watson, J. (2017) Rendering LGBTQ+ visible in nursing: Embodying the philosophy of caring science. Journal of Holistic Nursing. doi: 10.1177/0898010117715141
  • Goldberg, L. (accepted). Living a Caritas Consciousness: A Philosophy for our Everyday Practices as Nurse Educators. In Horton-Deutsch, S.,  & Anderson, J. (eds.). Caritas Coaching: A journey to transpersonal caring. Springer (Invited).
  • Searle, J., Goldberg, L., Aston, A., & Burrow, S., (2017). Addressing trauma informed care in queer birthing women in rural Nova Scotia. Journal of Clinical Nursing, n/a-n/a. doi:10.1111/jocn.13727.
  • Revels, A., Goldberg, L., & Watson, J. (2016). Caring Science: A theoretical framework for palliative care in the emergency department. International Journal of Human Caring, 20(4), 206-212.
  • Cassidy, C., Goldberg, L., & Aston, M. (2016). Exploring young women’s sexual health practices through a feminist post-structural framework. Clinical Nurse Specialist doi: 10.1111/jocn.13354.
  • Benoit, B., Goldberg, L., Campbell-Yeo, M. (2015) Infant feeding and maternal guilt: The application of a feminist phenomenological framework to guide clinician practices in breastfeeding promotion. Midwifery. DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2015.10.011
  • Goldberg, L. (2015). Cultivating inclusivity with Caring Science in the area of LGBTQ education: The self-reflexive educator. Faculty Focus, CULT, 23(3), 15-17 (Invited; non-peer-reviewed). http://www.dal.ca/content/dam/dalhousie/pdf/clt/Focus/Vol23No3.pdf