Beata Dobrowolska (PhD, MPhil, MNSc, RN) is an associate professor in health sciences at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical University of Lublin, a specialist of health education and health promotion. Her main scientific interests regard nursing philosophy and ethics, nursing education and health promotion. She defended her PhD thesis on care ethics in 2006 and recently completed habilitation on axiological foundations and empirical exemplification of the development of selected social competences in nurses (2018). She is experienced researcher and teacher, has been working with different groups of medical and non-medical professionals. She published nearly 300 papers in national, international journals and as book chapters.
She is a member of editorial team in several nursing journals in Poland and abroad, e.g. Nursing in the 21st Century, or BMC Nursing, the Central European Journal of Nursing and Midwifery. She is also reviewer of many national and international nursing journals.
For eight years she was a member of the Main Board of the Polish Nurses Association being involved in many activities for nursing society in Poland, among others she was a President of the Scientific Council at the Main Board of the PNA for years 2013-2017. She is also a member of the Polish Bioethics Society and the Polish Society for Spiritual Care in Medicine. Beata is actively engaged in work of many international scientific and professional networks, realizes different international projects – currently regarding cultural competences of ICU nurses and spiritual competences of nurses.