Dr Josephine Attard

Dr Josephine Attard

Dr Josephine Attard

  Ph.D.(Wales),M.Sc.(Melit.),P.G.C.E.(Melit.)

Senior Lecturer

Room 34
Block A, Level 1
Mater Dei Hospital
Msida
  +356 2340 1825
Dr Josephine Attard is Head of the Department of Midwifery at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta. Josephine qualified as nurse-midwife in 1981 and pursued clinical experience in the areas of antenatal, intra-natal and postnatal care. She obtained a post-graduate certificate in education in 1991 from the University of Malta, MSc in nursing/midwifery education in 1999 and PhD from the University of South Wales UK in 2015.
Her PhD on the design and evaluation of a competency framework addresses the need for a rigorous and validated competency framework in spiritual care to guide the education and practice of nurses/midwives.
Dr Attard is also currently teaching and supervising midwifery students at Degree, and Master's level. She is Co-Coordinator of Master's programme in Midwifery and Co-Coordinator of the Erasmus+ Midwifery students exchange.
Dr Attard is a member of EPICC Strategic research network on Spirituality.She represented the University of Malta on one of the European Erasmus + project (EPICC).
Dr Attard is Reviewer of research articles in The Journal of Religion & Health (JORH) and Book reviewer for Springer Nature 22 rue de Palestro, 75002 Paris, France.
Dr Josephine Attard is one of the book editors titled Enhancing Nurses’ and Midwives’ Competence in Providing Spiritual Care, Springer Nature UK.
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  • HSC5111 - Research Methods for Health Care Professionals
  • MID2007 - Midwifery in the Community
  • MID2009 - Normal Childbearing 3
  • MID3009 - Social Aspects of Midwifery
  • MID3118 - Spirituality in Midwifery
  • MID4008 - Critical Care in Midwifery
  • MRT5211 - Select Areas of Social Ministry
  • MRT5710 - Suffering, Spirituality and Palliative Care
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