On September 18, 2023, the public examination for the Doctorate in Nursing took place at the Faculty of Health and Nursing Sciences (FCSE) of the Portuguese Catholic University (UCP), led by current Professor Gina Marques. The thesis is entitled Feeling Abandoned. Person over 80 years old.

The jury was chaired by the Honorable Vice-Rector of UCP, and its composition was: Professor Doctor Idalina Gomes (1st Defendant); Professor Paulo Parente (2nd Defendant); Professor Patrícia Pontífice de Sousa (Internal Arguente); Professor Ana Mineiro (Director of FCSE_UCP); Professor Margarida Vieira and Professor José Amendoeira (Supervisor). Doctor Gina Marques obtained the classification Cum Laude, unanimously.