MS. MELBA DSOUZA
Position: Assistant Professor
LinksHomepage URL: https://www.tru.ca
InterestsMy professional practice has an emphasis on direct patient care in the high acuity settings across multiculturalism populations in Canada, the Middle East and India. With a philosophical and empirical basis in clinical practice and client reported outcomes, focus on quality care and patient safety outcomes, and transition in care; I have appreciated the positivity, growth, and influence of professional nursing in acute clinical practice. I believe I endeavour to engage young intellectual minds to discover and to create evidence-informed knowledge, with a philosophy that seeks to promote excellence, innovations and research mindedness among students and educators to achieve the highest standards in professional nursing. I believe that creating bridges to patient safety and ethical practice will enhance informed decision making and trusting relationships in nursing practice. I trust my mission is committed to advancing best nursing practices through student-centred, interactive and blended learning towards achieving evidence-informed practice.
Research InterestsMy scholarly journey integrates the significant dimensions of health promotion, disease prevention, equity, diversity, and inclusiveness in patient-centred care and technology among multicultural populations with chronic illness. I believe that integrating teaching scholarship is the beginning of a lifelong journey of bridging assessing and managing clients at high-risk, treated for and surviving Chronic illness, Diabetes Mellitus, Cancer, Breast Cancer and complexity illness. My ardour is to steadfastly enable commitment to practice change and capabilities within people with an intent to act and engage in healthy lifestyle choices and community based participatory action.
EducationGraduate Nurse, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada
Doctorate of Philosophy, Goa University, India
Master of Philosophy Nursing, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India
Master of Science in Nursing, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Mangalore University, India
PublicationsDSouza MS, and Al Salmi NMD, Self-efficacy impact adherence in diabetes mellitus, Diabetes Updates, 2018, 1(2):1-3 doi: 10.15761/DU.1000111, ISSN: 2631-5483
Nutritional assessment for critically ill patients in the intensive care units. M.S. DSouza, Shreedevi. 2018; 3(2):18-22, p42-46. Indian Journal of Nursing Sciences. DOI: doi.org/10.31690/ijns/23. eISSN: 2581-463X
MS. DSouza, and Eilean Lazarus Rathinasamy, Education and Exercise on the Quality of Life among Adults with Chronic Renal Disease. J Endocrinology and Disorders, 2018, 2(1):005, Doi: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.31579/jecd.18/005.
DSouza MS, Venkatesaperumal R, Walden J, and Kamble P. 2018. Nurse-led intervention to improve the quality of life among adults with type 2 diabetes undergoing haemodialysis. Malaysian Nursing Journal, 10(1) July 2018, p85-95. doi: 10.31674/mjn.2018.v10i01.012. ISSN print 2231-7007, Online ISSN 2462-246X
DSouza MS, Venkatesaperumal R, Chavez FS, Parahoo K, Jacob D (2017) Effectiveness of Simulation among Undergraduate Students in the Critical Care Nursing. Int Arch Nurs Health Care. 3(4):084. doi.org/10.23937/2469-5823/1510084.
Ammouri AA, Abu Raddaha AH, Natarajan J, D'Souza MS. Perceptions of risk of coronary heart disease among people living with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Int J Nurs Pract. 2017;e12610. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijn.12610.
Al Qassabi SS, Kamble B, DSouza MS, Al Shehi NI, Kurup PM, et al. (2017) Prevalence of thyroid abnormalities among adults with HIV infection in Oman. Journal of Hormonal Disorders Endocrine Research 1(1): 101.
Joshua Kanaabi Muliira, M.S. DSouza, Samira Maroof Ahmed, Salim Nasser Al-Dhahli and Fahad Rashid Matar Al-Jahwari. 2016. Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening in Primary Care Settings: Attitudes and Knowledge of Nurses and Physicians. Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing, 3(1),98-107.
Muliira, Joshua; DSouza, Melba. Effectiveness of patient navigator interventions on uptake of colorectal cancer screening in primary care settings. Japan Journal of Nursing Science. 2015. doi:10.1111/jjns.12102. Received 22 November 2014; accepted 17 August 2015.
Muliira, J., DSouza, & MS., Maroof, S. 2015. Contrasts in Practices and Perceived Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening by Nurses and Physicians Working in Primary Care Settings in Oman. Journal of Cancer Education. DOI: 10.1007/s13187-015-0806-3.
Employment HistoryRoyal Inland Hospital, Canada
Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre, Canada
Langley Memorial Hospital, Canada
Sultan Qaboos University and Hospital, Sultanate of Oman
Apollo Hospitals Educational Foundation and Hospital, India
Mangala Hospital and Mangala Kidney Foundation, India
Fr. Mullers Medical College and Hospital, India
Courses TaughtNursing Practice, Health, and Healing, Consolidated Practice Experience,
Adult health nursing, Critical care nursing, Advanced clinical nursing, Fundamentals of nursing, Health assessment, Health education and health promotion, Nursing Research
Professional AffiliationsAssociation of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals
Canadian Association of Medical and Surgical Nurses
Canadian Association of Nursing Research
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
Canadian Diabetes Association
Canadian Nurses Association
College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
Western North-Western Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing