Visiting Research Nurse
RN, PhD, MScN, BScN
Francesca graduated in Nursing from the University of Genoa in 2009. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing at the Catholic University of the Holy Heart in Rome in 2012, then she went on to complete her PhD in Methodology of Nursing Research at the University of Genoa in 2017. Francesca has been working as a Staff Nurse in Theatres and Gastroenterology at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust since 2014.
Francesca joined the Clinical Nursing Research Group in July 2017 to work on a research project to improve the health care of people with heart conditions.
- Improving Management of Chronic Conditions
- Patient’s and Caregiver’s experience in the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Develop new ways of managing people with Chronic Conditions in General Practice
Experiences of older people following an acute exacerbation of COPD: a phenomenological study. Journal Clinical Nursing. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/jocn.14189.
Caring for Older People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: a Grounded Theory Study. European Respiratory Journal Sep 2017, 50 (suppl 61) PA1610; DOI: 10.1183/1393003.congress-2017.PA1610.
Resilience as a concept for understanding family caregiving of adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): an integrative review. Nursing Open. 2016 Oct 11;4(2):61-75. doi: 10.1002/nop2.63. eCollection 2017 Apr.
Mathematical calculation skills required for drug administration in undergraduate nursing students to ensure patient safety: A descriptive study: Drug calculation skills in nursing students. Nurse Education Practice. 2016. Jan;16(1):33-9.
Preliminary testing using Mokken scaling of an Italian translation of the Edinburgh Feeding Evaluation in Dementia (EdFED-I) scale. Applied Nursing Research. 2015. Nov;28(4):391-6.
The role of simulation in developing communication and gestural skills in medical students. BMC Medical Education. 2014. May 23;14:106.
Effectiveness of a Clinical Skills Workshop for drugdosage calculation in a nursing program. Nurse Education Today. 2014. Apr;34(4):619-24.
Letter to the editor: the role of participatory leadership in enhancing EBN. Journal of Nursing Management. 2013. Nov;21(8):1091.
Identifying and correcting communication failures among health professionals working in the Emergency Department. International Emergency Nursing. 2013. Jul;21(3):168-72.
What do professionals need for an Open-Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)? A focus group study on PICU professionals. Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Journal. 2013. 1(1):31-38.
Distraction techniques in children during venipuncture: an Italian experience. Journal Preventive Medicine Hygiene. 2012. Mar;53(1):44-8