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Faces of Hope: Daniel Oliveira, BSN, RN Nurse

June 07, 2019

When a client admits to HopeWay, the members of their treatment team are dedicated to equipping the client with the resources they need to achieve their clinical goals.

As a key member of this team, Daniel is one of the compassionate nurses who provides medical care to HopeWay's clients on a 24/7 basis in the Residential Unit. Originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Daniel has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Public Health from UNC Charlotte. He also earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UNC Wilmington and has been working as a Psychiatric Nurse for 5 years.  

Q: Who do you most look up to and why?

A: Without a doubt, my father. He is quite a good father in every way.  He is loving, caring, kind, interested in what interests others, moral, principled, reliable and basically fits almost any other positive quality I could think of. My father quoted a specific saying from Mahatma Gandhi quite often throughout my childhood and young adult years: "Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it." That quote has stuck with me ever since and I try my best to live by it.

Q: What is your favorite method of self-care for your own mental wellbeing?

A: Keeping myself physically active with CrossFit, enjoying great international food such as Brazilian cheese or a Hungarian goulash. My wife and I also love traveling together and try to go as often as we can.

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?

A: In my spare time I enjoy playing soccer and hiking with my wife. I also enjoy surfing whenever I get the chance to travel anywhere tropical, and studying languages with my wife. Since I am Brazilian and my wife is Russian, we try our best to immerse ourselves in each other's culture whenever we can, which can be a very interesting experience sometimes.

Q: Why did you decide to join HopeWay's team?

A: Because it is quite refreshing to work with a team that is so passionate and committed to addressing common mental health stigmas in our community with a holistic care approach.


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Editor’s note: This blog post is presented for informational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or treat any illness. If you have any health concern, see a licensed healthcare professional in person.