December 5, 2023

Nursing faculty, alumni win awards in 1st int’l conference on palliative care and family health

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Nursing academic staff Asst. Prof. Ritzmond Loa, PhD, RN won Best Oral Research Presentation, while alumnus John Cromwell Medina received the Junior Researcher Award at the 1st International Conference on Palliative Care and Family Health on June 26 to 27, 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Loa presented his research entitled “Dimensions and Components of Independent Living among community-dwelling Filipino older adults.” The study explored the perspectives of independent living of urban and rural community-dwelling Filipino seniors. The study was co-authored by Prof. Pranom Othaganont, EdD, RN of Thammasat University, Thailand and Asst. Prof. Gabriel Culbert, PhD, RN of University of Illinois, Chicago, USA.

Medina, BS Nursing Class 2023, received the Junior Researcher Award for his oral presentation of the study entitled “Development and Pilot Testing of a web-based oncologic nursing learning guide and the self-reported competence of nursing students.” The study was co-authored by Noel Mario, Zysha Isabel Marquez, Angela Marie Martinez, Ivan Luis Martinez, Katrina Denise M. Martinez, Anthony Masigan Jr., and Assoc. Prof. Mila Delia M. Llanes, PhD, RN.

Moreover, four (4) groups of alumni presented their studies during the oral and poster sessions:

  1. Carmelo Nacorda, Alessandra Therese Nanasca, Ma. Bianca Ysabelle Morales, Donna Loraine Naynes, Joyce Johanne Ng presented the study entitled “Parenting Strategies and the Psychosocial Development of Preschoolers in the time of COVID-19 Pandemic” in the oral presentation session. The study was co-authored by Elaine Morales Kirk Laney Nicolas, Ramone Grace Noguera, and Asst. Prof. Beryl Battad, MAN, RN.
  2. Hillary Joyce Lopez, Andrea Lopez, Janine Beverly Jurado, Margaux Gwyneth Lina, and Diane Ricci Lavadia presented the study entitled “Social Determinants of Health Risk Scores on the Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices on Antibiotic Use and Resistance in a community in the Philippines” in the poster presentation session. The study was co-authored by Kyle Giuseppe Hernandez, Armeen Grace Inductivo, and Assoc. Prof. Gian Carlo Torres, PhD, RN.
  3. Lord Cedrick Sagum, Kyla Danille Frias, and Rhea Marie Salaya presented the study entitled “The Role of Sexual Orientation on the Ethical Sensitivity of Third Year and Fourth Year Nursing students in Metro Manila” in the poster presentation session. The study was co-authored by Francine Roxas, Michael Santander, Yana Virlin Sanz, Kairo Sollan XV and Asst. Prof.  JN Junnile Paat, PhD, RN.
  4. Margaux Gwyneth Lina and Diane Ricci Lavadia presented the study entitled “COVID 19 knowledge, attitude, practices and health literacy’s influence on pandemic fatigue among Filipino community dwellers: A correlational study” in the oral presentation session. The study was co-authored by Aleck Hans Ison, Ma. Alyssa Falguerra, Princess Ayesha Ampatuan, Janella Mae Pelayo, Asst. Prof. Ma. Carina Rebueno, PhD, RN, Asst. Prof. Jayson Punzal, D.N.Sc., RN, and Assoc. Prof. Gian Carlo Torres, PhD, RN.

The international conference was organized by the Faculty of Nursing, Thammasat University in Thailand and co-hosted by UST College of Nursing and 20 other partner higher education institutions and healthcare facilities in Asia, United States, and Africa. The international conference was participated in by 400 students, academicians, and healthcare professionals from different countries.



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