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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
Last Updated: 5 April 2012

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