Dr. Andreas Charalambous, Cyprus
Dr. Andreas Charalambous, RN, PhD (Oncology Nursing), has a clinical background in cancer care and has worked clinically and academically in Cyprus, U.K and Finland. He holds an Assistant Professor’s position of Oncology and Palliative Care at the Cyprus University of Technology and a Docent’s position at University of Turku (Finland).
Dr. Anat Drach-Zahavy
Dr. Drach-Zahavy is an associate professor of psychology at the Department of Nursing, the University of Haifa, Israel. She received her Ph.D. degree in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, at the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology.
Prof. Dr. Chris Gastmans
Education Background and Current Position:
Chris Gastmans (°1966) is Full Professor of Medical Ethics and chair of the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law, Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven, Belgium. He started his academic career in 1990 at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law. He has a Doctoral Degree in Theology, KU Leuven (1995).
His doctoral dissertation is a critical study of the historical, anthropological and moral theological foundations of nursing ethics, conceptualized as an ethics of care. Since 2002, he is member of the Bureau (as Secretary-general (2002-2010), Treasurer (2010-2013) and President (2013-2015) of the European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics (EACME) to which 66 centres for medical ethics in Europe are affiliated.
Chris Gastmans is co-ordinating the research lines ‘Clinical ethics and care for older adults’ and ‘Fundamental research into care ethics’. The research in these two fields is done by an interdisciplinary staff of moral theologians, moral philosophers and nursing scientists. The interdisciplinary structure of the research group allows for carrying out fundamental-ethical research, as well as applied-ethical research. Successful philosophical-ethical and empirical-ethical studies have been published about tube feeding, mealtime care, hygienic care, physical restraints, suicide, telecare, robotics, and euthanasia in older adults with and without dementia. The specific surplus value of Gastmans’ research lines lies in the connection between ethical theory (philosophical, theological, and anthropological) and clinical practice (care practices and care policy) via empirical research. This method of working has resulted in various research projects and publications addressing ethically sensitive issues in the care for older adults and end-of-life care. Gastmans was also invited to be member of review panels to assess research programs of Dutch universities and to assess research proposals within the EU research program Horizon 2020.
Chris Gastmans is a member of the Editorial Board of the international journals “Nursing Ethics” (SAGE, London) and “Nursing Philosophy” (Blackwell Publishing, Oxford). He published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed, international journals. Twenty two articles have been published in national journals. Additionally, 7 books and 30 book chapters have been published on end-of-life care ethics, elderly care ethics, empirical ethics, ethics of care, and nursing ethics.
Chris Gastmans teaches Medical Ethics (Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Theology), Nursing Ethics (Faculty of Medicine) and Ethics of Care (Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Philosophy). He co-ordinates the Intensive Course Nursing Ethics (Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics – 6th edition in 2016) and the Summer Course Ethics in Dementia Care (3rd edition in 2017), which enables him to make the research results known in the rest of the world through education and by welcoming researchers from all over the world. He serves as an ethicist in the ethics board of European funded projects (e.g. PROactive, as well as in the ethics committees of Zorgnet Flanders (co-chair) and the University Hospitals of Leuven and in several local ethics committees. Furthermore, Gastmans is a member of the European Clinical Ethics Network.
Helena Leino-Kilpi is a professor and chair, Head of the Department, University of Turku, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing Science and Nurse director (part-time), Turku University Hospital.
She is nationally and internationally well-known expert and researcher in the field of nursing science, and health sciences. She is a registered nurse, master in educational sciences and PhD in nursing science, and has made her post doctoral-studies in 1990s in the New York University.
Research of Helena Leino-Kilpi is in three main areas: 1) health care ethics, 2) clinical nursing, especially patient education and quality of care, and 3) health care and nursing education, especially in competence of professionals. She has participated and chaired many international research projects, also funded by European Commission. In health care ethics, her interest has been in empirical and clinical ethics. She has produced knowledge in the field of patients’ rights, ethical competence of professionals and ethics education. She has published around 500 scientific, referee-based publications.
Leino-Kilpi is well-known in international and national academic duties. She has made research evaluations in many universities, has memberships in advisory boards, tasks in research associations and foundations. She is a Fellow of European Academy of Nursing Science, and visiting professor in the University of Dublin Trinity College. She is also Honorary Doctor in the University of Klaipeda, Lithuania.
Prof. Terry L. Jones
BSN Marycrest College, Davenport, Iowa 1985
MS Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas 1990
PhD University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas (Adult Health) 2004
Fellowship National Association of Public Hospitals 2005
(with Distinction) Dallas, Texas (Clinical Science)
Virginia Commonwealth University
Associate Professor, Tenure Track, Nursing Administration 2017
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Nursing Administration & Nursing Systems 2010-2017
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, Nursing Administration &
Nursing Systems 2007-2010
Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas, TX
Director, Care Management 2003-2007
Interim Vice President, Nursing Administration & Chief Nursing Officer, 2004-2006
Director, Clinical Research & Data Management, 2000-2003
Associate Director, Clinical Research, 1999-2000
Critical Care Education Coordinator, Nursing Education, 1991-1999
Critical Care Educator (MICU/CCU), Nursing Education, 1989-1991
Assistant Head Nurse, Medical Intensive Care Unit, 1987-1989
Staff Nurse, Medical Intensive Care Unit, 1986-1987
Critical Care & Trauma Nurse Intern, 1985-1986
HONORS AND SPECIAL AWARDS
Billye Brown Award for Excellence in Leadership 2016
Innovation in Teaching, The University of Texas School of Nursing 2015
Reviewer of the Year, Research in Nursing & Health 2015
Outstanding Graduate Award, University of Texas at Austin 2004
Outstanding Graduate Award, Marycrest College 1985
RESEARCH GRANTS – FUNDED & ACTIVE
2015-2017 Implicit Rationing of Nursing Time and Care: An Exploration of Salient Behavioral, Normative, and Control Beliefs among Registered Nurses.
2017-2019 Clinical Leadership Development for Frontline Medical Surgical Nurses: An Evaluation of Needs & Methods.
RESEARCH PROJECTS COMPLETED
2013-2014 Trends in Texas Nurse Staffing Before and After Implementation of Nurse Staffing Regulations.
2013-2014 Comparison of MISSCARE and PIRNCA Surveys: A Methodological Pilot Study. Principal Investigator, Patti Hamilton.
2011-2012 Measurement of the Dimensions of Nursing Work Time.
2011-2012 Rationing of Nursing Care, Stress of Conscience, and Job Burnout in Texas Hospital Nurses.
2008-2009 Quantification of Nursing Surveillance and Nursing Intervention Markers with Real Time Location System (RTLS) and Wi-Fi Technology – Is it Feasible?
2004 Terry Jones, PI. Nurse Sensitive Process and Outcome Measures for Patients with Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Receiving Mechanical Ventilation.
PUBLICATIONS – Refereed Articles (published or “in press”)
VanFosson, C. A., Yoder, L. H. & Jones, T. L. (2017). Patient turnover: A concept analysis. Advances in Nursing Science, March 6. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000171.[Epub ahead of print.
Hamilton, P., Willis, E., Jones, T., McKelvie, R., Blackman, I., Toffoli, L.,& Harvey, C. (2017). Evaluating the performance of a single item, global estimate of missed nursing care. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 25(1, 121-141. doi:.10.1891/1061-3749.25.121.
Jones, T. (2017). Nurse educators and nurse managers: Partners in moving quality improvement from values to competencies. Nursing Management,48(4), 13-15. Doi: 10.1097/01.NUMA.000051470.53443.e3
Jones, T. (2016). What nurses do during time scarcity – and why. Journal of Nursing Administration, 46(9), 449-454. .
Jones, T. (2016). Outcome measurement in nursing: Imperatives, ideals, history, & challenges. Online Journal of issues in Nursing, 21(2), Manuscript 1.
VanFosson, C. A., Jones, T. L., & Yoder, L. H. (2016). Unfinished nursing care: An important measure for nursing care systems. Nursing Outlook. 64(2), 124-136. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2015.12.010
Jones, T., Bae, S., Murry, N., Hamilton, P.(2015) Texas nurse staffing trends before and after mandated nurse staffing committees. Power, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 16(3-4), 79-96. doi:10.1177/1527154415616254
Jones, T. L., Gemeinhardt, G., Thompson, J. A., & Hamilton, P. (2015). Measuring unfinished nursing care: What to consider when choosing and scoring surveys. Journal of Nursing Care Quality. Advanced online publication available on June 25, 2015. doi:10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000143
Jones, T., Hamilton, P., & Murry, N. (2015) Unfinished nursing care, missed care, and implicitly rationed car: State of the science review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52(6), 1121-1137. doi:10.1016/jijnstu.2015.02.012
Jones, T. (2015). A descriptive analysis of implicit rationing of nursing care: Frequency & patterns in Texas. Nursing Economic$. 33(30), 144-154.
Jones, T. & Yoder, L. (2015). Dimensions of nurse work time: Progress in instrumentation. Nursing and Health Services, 17(3), 323-330. doi:10.1111/nhs.12191
Jones, T., Hamilton, P., Carryer, J., Sportsman, S., & Gemeinhardt, G. (2014). International network for the study of rationalized nursing care: An overview. In 2nd Annual Conference Proceedings Worldwide Nursing Conference (WNC 2014). Global Science and Technology Forum. Doi:10.5176/2315-4330_WNC14.92
Jones, T. (2014). Can real time location system technology (RTLS) provide useful estimates of time use among nursing service personnel? Research in Nursing & Health, 37(1), 75-84
Jones, T. (2014). Validation of the perceived implicit rationing of nursing care (PIRNCA) instrument. Nursing Forum, 49(2), 77-87. doi: 10.111/nuf.12076
Jones, T. (2012). Radiofrequency identification (RFID): Exploiting an old technology for wireless measurement of nurse time and motion. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 30(9), 463-472.
Prof. Walter Sermeus
Walter Sermeus is professor of healthcare management, Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy, University of Leuven KU Leuven, Belgium. He holds a PhD in Public Health, a MSc in Biostatistics, a MSc in Healthcare Management and a BA in Nursing. He is Program Director of the Master in Health Care Policy & Management and Head of KU Leuven WHO Collaboration Centre on Human Resources in Health Research & Policy.
Prof. Anne Scott
Prof. Anne Scott is Professor and Vice President for Equality and Diversity, National University of Ireland, Galway. Over her career Anne has held a variety of leadership roles in both the university and health sectors including Head of School (Nursing and Human Sciences, DCU), Executive Dean (Education, Health and Community, Liverpool John Moores University) and Deputy President and Registrar (DCU). She has also worked as a practitioner and academic in Kenya, Scotland, England and Ireland.
Anne’s research interests include the philosophy and ethics of health care, judgement and decision-making in clinical practice and health services research – focusing on the health work force.
Anne has been a board member of a number of research funding agencies and health service agencies in Ireland – Board member of the Health Research Board, founding member of the Irish Council for Bioethics, Board member of the Health Service Executive (Ireland). Anne was until June 2016 a member of the Board of Governors of the Royal Liverpool and Broad Greed Hospitals NHS Trust and Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr. Minna Stolt
Minna Stolt, PhD, podiatrist, University teacher in the Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Finland. Her research interest is on foot health in different age groups. In her doctoral dissertation she developed a Foot Health Assessment Instrument for nurses to assess the foot health of older people.
Prof. Riitta Suhonen
Riitta Suhonen, RN, PhD, Professor, FEANS/
University of Turku, Department of Nursing Science/ Turku University Hospital and City of Turku, Welfare Division
Older people nursing care, individualized care, management, ethics, self-management of older people, support of independence of older people
PhD, RN Riitta Suhonen is Professor in Nursing Science and has a speciality in older people nursing science (Gerontological Nursing Science) since 2011. She has worked in the Department of Nursing Science since 2008. Formerly, she has worked as a quality and development manager in Forssa health care district, and as a ward manager and registered nurse in surgical care unit. She is experienced in leading and participating in international cross-cultural studies and currently is a co-researcher in many projects. She is the current associate editor of the Nursing Open (Wiley) and Nursing Ethics. She is the head of the research programme “Older Individuals’ Health, Nursing and Services “ which develops new knowledge and understanding of individual’s health, nursing care and complex service systems for older individuals from the viewpoints of older individuals, professionals and organizations. She is also a co-head of the programme of Ethical Healthcare and Nursing in which the interests are general nursing ethics, organizational ethics, and patients’ rights, ethical competence and nursing management.
She has been a principal investigator and coordinator of the Individualized Care Project since 2002, which evaluates the realisation of individuality in patients’ care from the point of view of patients and nurses in different clinical fields including national and international parts. The main aim of the project is to develop quality of services and care processes for older people and their caregivers. In addition, the research is focused on producing knowledge about individuality of care services to support self-management of older people.Projects, examples:
- InCareS Individuality of care, services and environment to support self-management of older people 2014-2020
- RightTimePlaceCare 2010-2013. EU funded project in eight European countries developing care and services for older people with dementia and their relatives.
- Individualised Care Project ICProject: Evaluation of the realisation of of patient individuality on different clinical settings from different perspectives, since 2002
- COST Action CA15208 Rationing – Missed Nursing care: An international and multidimensional problem