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Melba D'Souza, Ph.D., M.Phil.N, M.Sc.N., B.Sc.N., C.M.S.N., R.N.

 Melba D'Souza, Ph.D., M.Phil.N, M.Sc.N., B.Sc.N., C.M.S.N., R.N.

 Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Thompson Rivers University


Educational qualifications include Ph.D., M.Phil.N., M.Sc.N., B.Sc.N. Research agenda includes: 1) co-developing self-management and health promotion through patient engagement in care and an equity lens; 2)focused initiatives of applying self-determination and meaningful experiences in nurturing, caring and healing for clients and caregivers; 3)Developing strong connections and fostering optimal professional relationships for co-creating a foundation in comprehensive cancer care. Research projects comprise of SSHR Xchange Grant: Knowledge Mobilization: Community Engagement and Knowledge Translation Summit on Emotional Wellness and Navigation Services for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers. Internal Research Fund - Knowledge Synthesis: A Systematic Review on Breast Cancer Survivorship and Support for Immigrant Women with Breast Cancer. Health Research Cluster Grant - Clinical Research: The Financial Burden and Outcomes of Existing Oncological Care in Kamloops B.C. and Alternative Prophylactic Patient Engagement and Care Examination. A Breast Cancer Case Study.

Academic and Research Interests

  • Access to healthcare and health equity
  • Health promotion behaviours and self-management
  • Patient engagement in care in chronic illness and cancer



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