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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