Dr Donia Baldacchino
Dr Donia Baldacchino

Dr Donia Baldacchino

Professor Donia Baldacchino Ph.D. (Hull), M.Sc.(Lond), B.Sc.(Hons), Cert.Ed.(Lond), R.G.N. Associate Professor, University of Malta, Malta

Visiting Professor, University of South Wales, Wales

Adjunct Faculty Member, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA.

  Personal Information Telephone No        +356 21468227,  +356 23401847,  +356 99841021 Date of birth          8th May 1952 Nationality             Maltese Email                      donia.baldacchino@um.edu.mt Status                     Associate Professor, University of Malta, Malta Visiting Professor, University of South Wales, Pontypridd, Wales Adjunct Faculty Member, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA  

Education

Professional Education  
  • Nov 1998– Feb 2002 Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D. (Nursing), University of Hull,Yorkshire, U.K.
  • Oct 1992 – Sep 1993 Master of Science M.Sc. (Nursing), King’s College, London.  K.
  • Oct 1988 – Jul 1992  Bachelor of Science B.Sc. (Hons) Nursing, Institute of Health Care, University of Malta.
  • Sept 1983– Jun 1984 Certificate in Adult Education, Garnett College, London, U.K.
  • Oct 1982 –Dec 1982  First Line Management, Department of Health, Malta.
  • Mar 1981- Sep 1981  Renal Nursing (English National Board, ENB No 136), Charing Cross Hospital,
  • Nov 1980 - Feb 1981 Registered General Nurse (RN-General Nursing), St Stephen’s Hospital, London, UK.
  • Mar 1975 - Jun 1978 State Registered Nurse (SRN-General Nursing), School for Nursing, Department of Health, St. Luke’s Hospital, Malta.
 Affiliations with Professional Bodies 
  • 2011 (2nd June)   ‘Nurse Leader’ membership, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
  • 2010 (13th Dec):  Scholar, European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS)
  • 2007 to date:        Member, International Network of Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN)
  • 1981-2005:           Royal College of Nursing, London, U.K.
  • 1981-2009:           Nursing and Midwifery Council, London. U.K.
  • 1978 to date:        Nursing and Midwifery Board, Malta.
Present Professional Appointments
  • Jul 2013 to date:          Associate Professor, University of Malta, Malta
  • October 2011 to date: Adjunct Faculty Member, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA.
  • Feb 2010 to date:        Member, PhD Committee, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta.
  • Jun 2009 to date:       Visiting Fellow, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Wales.
  • Jul 2007-Jul 2013:      Senior Lecturer, Nursing Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta
  • Apr 2004 to date:       Member, Faculty of Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee.

Current Research Studies

 
  • Oct 2012 -2017  Kalfoss M., Molzahm A., Schick Makaroff K., Baldacchino D.  (2012)  Health, coping and quality of life among patients with chronic renal disease and family members: A comparative study between    Norway, Canada, Poland, Holland and Malta.

Testing the Spiritual Dimension Factor of the WHO Quality of Life, Spirituality, Religiosity, Personal Beliefs (SRPB)

 Questionnaire on patients with Continuous Ambulatory Peritonial Dialysis and Haemodialysis.

Research Ethics of first phase obtained.

Testing of the Maltese versions of the questionnaires in progress.

  • May 2010 – 2015: Cross cultural longitudinal study on spirituality of nursing and midwifery students.

 Research Ethics approval obtained. Main data collection completed 2015.

Data analysis in progress and publication of papers in progress.

  • Jan 2013-2015: Baldacchino D. Alone for an hour: Nursing students’ experiential learning applied to the care of institutionalized older persons.

 Research Ethics approval obtained. Main data collection completed.

Data analysis in progress and publication of papers in progress.

  • Oct 2010-2015: Baldacchino D. & Bugeja T. Using Arts to define the spiritual dimension of nursing on undergraduate nursing students.

 Research Ethics approval obtained. Main data collection completed.

Data analysis in progress and publication of papers in progress.

Selected Publications:

Baldacchino D. (2010) Spiritual care: Being in Doing. Preca Library, Malta.

Baldacchino D. & Ross L. (2008) Spirituality: The human dimension in care. 3rd International Students’ Conference Proceedings. University of Malta, Malta.

Baldacchino D.  (2003)  Spirituality in Illness and Care. Preca Library, Malta.

Baldacchino D. (2010) Indicator based and Value clarification Tools  IN  McSherry W. & Ross L. (Eds) Spiritual Assessment in Healthcare Practice. M&K Update Ltd, Cumbria. Chapter 6 pp. 95-118.

Baldacchino D. (2008) Nurses’ and Midwives’ awareness of the spiritual dimension in care: perceived impact on self and care. IN Baldacchino D, Ross L (Eds)  Spirituality: The human dimension in care, 3rd International Students’ Conference Proceedings. University of Malta, Malta. pp. 37 - 42.

Baldacchino D. (2003) Patients’ perceptions of information-giving during hospitalisation. IN Cauchi M.N. (Ed) Ethical issues in practice for nurses, midwives and family medicine. Conference Proceedings. pp. 65-79. Ministry of Health, Malta.

Baldacchino D.R. (2005) The Nurse’s role in Spiritual Care: A comparative study between perceptions of patients with first Myocardial Infarction and Health Carers in Malta. IN: Beldean L., Zeitler U. & Rogozea L. (Eds) Nursing Today Alma Mater, Sibiu, Romania. pp. 137-146.

Baldacchino D. (2006) Auditing the clinical learning environment of nursing and midwifery students in Malta. The Link September, 14, 3-4.

Baldacchino D. (2004) Mehr Zeit für die Seele (More Time for the Soul). Heilberufe  May 2004, pp. 22 - 23.

Baldacchino D. (2002) Relationship between Spiritual Coping Strategies and Anxiety/Depression of Maltese patients with Myocardial Infarction. IHC Annual Report  2002, pp. 25 - 33.