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Maddalena De Maria

Maddalena De Maria, is Associate Professor of General, Clinical, and Pediatric Nursing Sciences (SSD MED/45) at Department of Life Health Sciences and Health Professions, Link Campus University of Rome, Italy.

She previously served as a researcher and research fellow at the Department of Biomedicine and Prevention of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, where she obtained a PhD in Nursing Sciences and Public Health.

She has taught Nursing Sciences and Research Methodology at various Italian and foreign universities, including the University of Rome Tor Vergata, the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, the University of Bologna, the University of Molise, and Catholic University Our Lady of Good Counsel in Tirana (Albania).

She has clinical experience and nursing coordination in oncohematology and advanced oncological surgery. She has coordinated and currently coordinates numerous national and international research projects and is the author of numerous international publications. She was awarded the prize for the best research in Nursing Sciences by the Italian Society of Nursing Sciences. Among her scientific contributions, her most recent articles address topics related to how the patient-caregiver dyad experiences and copes with chronic illnesses and have been published in the International Journal of Nursing Studies, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, and Value in Health.

Her theoretical and methodological contributions, innovative for nursing sciences and the dyadic science of family caregiving, have led to the development and validation of measurement tools for self-care behaviors as well as to the understanding of the care needs of patients and caregivers in the context of multiple chronic illnesses. Her research interests include the themes of self-care and the contribution of family caregivers to the care of chronic illnesses in the elderly addressed with a dyadic and international comparative approach. She has over 60 international scientific publications and numerous presentations at national and international conferences.

She is the President of the Cultural Association Alumni Ph.D. Nursing & Public Health (AliNurse) of the University of Rome Tor Vergata. She is the Vice President of the transcultural nursing association (AIT). She is a member of the Board of the Junior Policy Officers of the European Specialist Nurses Organization (ESNO). She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Joanna Briggs Institute - Centre of Excellence for Nursing Research.


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