Dr. Laranjeira is a Clinical Nurse and Associate Professor at the Higher School of Health Sciences (Piaget Institute, Viseu –Portugal). He is also the Head of the Nursing Course. Dr. Laranjeira completed his undergraduate training in Nursing in 2003 and his PhD in Nursing Sciences in 2007 at Porto University (Portugal). In 2010, he completed his post-doctorate programme in Public Health at Coimbra University (Portugal). In his clinical practice, since 2004, he deals with individuals with emotional and behavioral disorders, personality disorders, and with adjustment problems to chronic and other health conditions (pain, oncological disease, advanced heart failure, dementia).
Dr. Laranjeira has authored several peer reviewed publications and his research interests include health psychology, end-of-life issues, psycho-oncology, posttraumatic growth, Psychiatric and mental health nursing, chronic illness and transition processes.