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Research within the Department of Nursing centres around 5 main themes:

  • educational research
  • chronic conditions and self-management
  • sexual health
  • holistic care and
  • clinical practice.

The Department has the following ongoing Research Projects:

Educational Research

  • Moral, cognitive and psychosocial development of nursing students
  • Students’ Perceptions of Nursing by Arts: A comparative study with University of Philippines, Philippines. (In collaboration with Bunagon A.)
  • Inter-professional collaboration in the Maltese paediatric setting
  • Transcultural healthcare encounters with African migrants in the primary health care setting and the implications for healthcare education
  • Exploring the Framework of the Professional Doctorate in Mental Health Nursing
  • Virtual Learning Environment applications in Higher Education: The implications

Chronic Conditions and Self-management

  • The psychosocial aspect of the lived experiences of people between 18-35 years living with chronic illness and implications on the role of the health counsellor
  • The impact of self-management interventions in Type 2 diabetes on blood glucose control
  • Lived experiences of a thalassaemic sample with a change in treatment protocol (from intramuscular iron chelator to an oral chelator)

Holistic Care

  • A cross-cultural longitudinal study on spirituality of nursing and midwifery students
  • Spirituality and Positive Psychology
  • Childhood trauma in Malta

Clinical Practice

  • Stigmatisation of the severely mentally ill admitted to a general hospital
  • Staff attitudes towards the mentally ill
  • Developing and implementing a risk assessment tool within a mental health setting
  • Referral in Critical Care: Factors associated with critical care nurses’ decisions to seek help from doctors
Courses to be Offered as from October 2018

A list of courses to be offered by the Faculty as from October 2018, together with details on the application process and all the relevant information is available via the prospective students page.

The page is constantly being updated. Applicants are advised to check the page regularly for further information.

Last Updated: 5 April 2012

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