Jean-Daniel Jacob, PhD

Jean-Daniel Jacob has a doctoral degree in nursing from the University of Ottawa. He is currently an assistant professor at the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa.  His research interests primarily concern psychiatry and forensic psychiatry in an effort to explore, describe and understand clinical realities, but also to question their structure and organizational functioning. This approach encourages the development of scientific knowledge in psychiatric nursing care without overlooking factors of an esthetic, personal, ethical and socio-political nature related to nursing care. His work centres on two specific topics: epistemological and ethical issues in nursing, and violence and risk management in psychiatric settings.

Research interest

  • Critical theory
  • Social and political challenges to nursing care
  • Violence and risk management
  • Ethics
  • Nursing care in psychiatric environments
  • Legal psychiatry

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Main address: 
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, Guindon Hall, 451 Smyth Road, Room RGN1480, Ottawa (ON) K1H 8M5
Main telephone: 
613-562-5800 ext. 8421
613-562 -5443