Dr. B. Sunil S. De Silva

Senior Lecturer in Nursing (Grade I)

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Colombo Regional Center, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.

Office: +94112881325, Ext: 325 Mobile: +94718435206 Fax: +94211823921

Email: bssil@ou.ac.lk bsunilsilva@yahoo.co.uk


Education__________________________________________________

2016 – 2020: PhD in Nursing, College of Nursing, University of New Mexico, USA.

2009 – 2010: Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education Staff Development Course for Probationary Lecturers,                                  University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

 2007 – 2009: Master of Nursing by Research (02 Years full time), Australian Catholic University, Australia.

2004 – 2005: Diploma in Psychological Counseling, National Institute of Social Development, Colombo – Ministry of                           Social Services and Welfare, Sri Lanka

2002 – 2003: Certificate Course in Psychiatric Nursing, School of Nursing in Mullariyawa – Ministry of Health, Sri                               Lanka

2003 – 2004: Diploma in Management & Supervision, Post Basic School of Nursing in Colombo – Ministry of Health,                           Sri Lanka

1999 – 2002: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2nd Class Upper Division), The Open University of Sri Lanka

1992 – 1996: Diploma in Nursing (03 Years), School of Nursing in Colombo – Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

1984 – 1990: Secondary education up to Advanced Level, Mahanama College, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka

 

ACADEMIC / PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT  _________________________

2017 onwards: Senior Lecturer in Nursing – Grade 1, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health                                                        Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka,

2015 – 2018: Head of the Department / Senior Lecturer in Nursing. Department of Medical                                                         Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka,

2012 – 2015: Head of the Department / Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences, Department of Health                                          Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka,

2011 – 2017: Senior Lecturer in Nursing – Grade 11, Department of Health Sciences/Nursing, Faculty of                                    Natural Sciences/Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka,

2006 – 2011: Lecturer (Probationary) in Health Sciences, Department of Health Sciences, The Open                                          University of Sri Lanka,

2007 – 2009: Aged Care experiences in MEWS Aged Care Facility at Camberwell in Melbourne, Australia.

2004 – 2006: Nurse Manager (Ward Master), Genitor-Urinary Unit 1 – NationalHospital of Sri Lanka

1996 – 2002 : Registered Nurse (RN), Cardiology, Neurosurgery Units – National Hospital of Sri Lanka

Area of Specification:

Nursing

Research Intrests:

Nursing education, Palliative care, Cancer pain.

Affiliations:

Professional affiliations and services ______________________

Ad-hoc Reviewer

  • Review Extended Abstracts in the field of Health Sciences every year for the Annual Academic Sessions, the Open University of Sri Lanka.
  • Review Abstracts for the sessions of the Industrial Technology Institute (ITI).
  • Review Abstracts for First Biannual Academic Sessions, Graduate Nurses Foundation of Sri Lanka, held on 17th February 2018.
  • Review Abstracts for International Scientific Session on Nursing Research, KAATSU International University, held on 11th May 2018.
  • Review Abstracts for 11th International Research Conference, General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University, 2018.
  • Review Abstracts for the Nursing Research Symposium 2019, Colombo South Teaching Hospital 2019.
  • Review full papers for OUSL Journal and the Journal of Patient Experience of Sage publishers that indexed in PubMed Central (PMC), Clarivate Analytics: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), and ProQuest
  • Review Abstracts for Proceedings of the Research Conference in Health Sciences 2021 – Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. 31st March 2021.

            Professional Organization Member

  • Life Member of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)
  • President of the Graduate Nurses Foundation (GNF) in Sri Lanka in 2010 to 2012.
  • Member of Sri Lanka Nurses Association from 2000 (ICN Member)
  • Member of the Organization of Professional Association (OPA)
  • Member of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC)
  • Member of the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN)
  • Member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, USA.

Committee Member

  • Executive Committee member of the Graduate Nurses Foundation in Sri Lanka from 2002 to up to date.
  • Executive Committee member of Organization of Professional Association (OPA) in Sri Lanka 2006 – 2012
  • A member of the Working Committee on Health Sciences in the National Science Foundation (NSF) from 2013 – 2015.
Contributions:

FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE UNIVERSITY___________________

  • Head / Senior Lecturer in Nursing, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka from 2015 – 2018.
  • Head / Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences, Department of Health Sciences, the Open University of Sri Lanka from 2012 – 2015.
  • Contribute to the launch a short course on Home-Based Care for the Elderly in 2012.
  • Contribute to established two-degree programs namely Bachelor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences in 2013 under the Department of Health Sciences.
  • Contribute to establishing the 05th Faculty of the Open University ‘the Faculty of Health Sciences’ in 2015. Made and presented a proposal to UGC to establish the Faculty of Health Sciences.
  • Acting as Head of the Department, Department of Pharmacy, the Open University of Sri Lanka from 21st June 2016 to 26th June 2016, 05th April 2017 to 09th April 2017 and 06th December 2017 to 21st December 2017.
  • Member of Faculty Board, Faculty of Health Sciences, the Open University of Sri Lanka from 2015 – Present.
  • Member of Faculty Board, Faculty of Natural Sciences, the Open University of Sri Lanka from 2011 – 2015
  • Member of the Senate, the Open University of Sri Lanka from 2012 – 2018.
  • Member of the Senate Sub-committee on Eligibility Issues – to implement technical and operational issues, the Open University of Sri Lanka from 2014 – 2015
  • Member of the Senate Sub-committee on OUSL International to examine the background and prepare the structure for OUSL International and report to the Senate, the Open University of Sri Lanka from 2014 – 2015
  • Member of the Senate Sub-committee for the development of policy document for foreign PhD candidate seeking affiliation with OUSL and report to the Senate, the Open University of Sri Lanka on 2015
  • Member of Faculty Research Committee, Faculty of Natural Sciences, the Open University of Sri Lanka from 2012 – 2015
  • Member of Academic Advisory Committee, Faculty of Natural Sciences, the Open University of Sri Lanka from 2012 – 2015
  • Member of the University Selection Committees related to the Health Sciences for recruitments and promotions from 2012 – Present
  • Student Counsellor, Faculty of Health Sciences, the Open University of Sri Lanka from 2015.
  • Member/ Faculty representative of the Board of Management to the International Relations Unit (IRU), the Open University of Sri Lanka from 2015 – Present.
  • Member/ Faculty representative of the Operations Committee, the Open University of Sri Lanka from 2016 – Present.
  • Member of the Technical Evolution Committees related to the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences to scrutinize, recommend and evaluate the bids to purchase laboratory equipment, lab furniture, and consumables.
  • Member of the team appointed by the Senate to develop a proposal to enhance higher education opportunities at the Open University of Sri Lanka in 2017.
  • Member of the Senate Sub-committee to revise the guidelines for the OUSL Research Awards and for the evaluation of research papers for the Research Awards 2016.

Contributions to other Universities

  • Participated as an External Examiner of the BSc in Nursing Programme, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, the University of Sri Jayewardenepura from time to time from 2009.
  • Member of the Subject Review Panel for Degree Awarding Status for B.Sc. Degree in Nursing – South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) – Appointed by Secretary, the Ministry of Higher Education in 2014.
  • Member of the Subject Review Panel for Degree Awarding Status for M.Sc. and MPhil Degrees in Nursing – Katsu International University (KIU) – Appointed by Secretary, the Ministry of Higher Education in 2014.
  • Participated as a resource person for the Curriculum Revision Workshop of B.Sc. in Nursing Programme, Unit of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, the University of Jaffna on 10th and 11th of June 2015.
  • Member of the Subject Review Panel for Degree Awarding Status for B.Sc. Degree in Nursing – National School of Business Management Ltd (NSBM) – Appointed by Secretary, the Ministry of Education in 2020.

 

Course Coordination:

NSE3119 Learning Management Skills

NSU4206 Senior Focus Elective,

NSU4101 Research in Nursing,

Awards:

Honors and awards _________________________________________

2004 – Kandage Gunaseeli Somathunge Memorial Award

Awarded for the Best Student out of 315 students of Diploma in Management & Supervision Program 2003/2004 at Post Basic School of Nursing in Colombo – Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

2007 – Post Graduate Study Award

Asian Development Bank grants for a Scholarship for Post Graduate studies in Australia for two years.

2009 – Linnaeus-Palme International Exchange Programme – Teacher exchange award

One Month Mobility to Kristianstad University in Sweden as an Academic member to represent the Department of Health Sciences, the Open University of Sri Lanka.

2014 – ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 2 scholarship through the PANACEA project

Scholarship: As an exchange teacher under the Erasmus Mundus Panacea Project Academic Staff Exchange Programme for the University of Turku, Finland, for the period of 04th February to 04th March 2014 (One Month)

2016 – Hearst Scholarship 2015 -2016

The one-time award, $10000 for the academic year 2015 -2016 to continue PhD studies at College of Nursing, University of New Mexico, USA.

2017 – Funded Invitation for 6th Building the Collaborative Research Platform and Professional Training Workshop for Cancer Treatment, Hospice/Palliative Care and Bioethics in Southeast Asian Countries at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan from 09th October to 16th October 2017.

Lecture discussion on palliative care in Sri Lanka and South Asian Region. Lecture on qualitative research in cancer pain management.

2019 – Traveling Scholarship 2019 – International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) – USA

Received a competitive Traveling Scholarship/Grant to attend the Oceanic Palliative Care Conference 2019 in Perth, Australia from IAPHC in the USA.

Research Supervisions:

Supervise around 20 undergraduate projects per academic year.

Publications:

Publications ________________________________________________

Peer-reviewed journal articles and invited book chapters

  • Williams, J. E., Chandler, A., Ranwala, R., De Silva, B. S. S., & Amarasinghe, I. (2001). Establishing a Cancer Pain Clinic in a Developing Country: Effect of a collaborative link project with a U.K. cancer pain centre. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 22(4), 872-878.
  • Goonewardena, S. A. S., Nissanka, A. D. N. M., Kumari, M. I. P., & De Silva, B. S. S. (2006). Upper urinary tract stones: a case-control study of fluid intake in first-time stone formers. The Sri Lanka Journal of Urology, 7(1), 14-18.
  • De Silva, B. S. S. (2008). An ethnography study of nurses’ cancer pain management in Sri Lanka (Dissertation, Australian Catholic University)
  • De Silva, B. S. S., & Rolls, C. (2010). Health care system and nursing in Sri Lanka: An ethnography study. Nursing and Health Sciences, 12, 33-38.
  • De Silva, B. S. S., & Malkanthi K. P. (2010) Mental Health. Sri Lanka: The Open University Press.
  • De Silva, B. S. S., & Rolls, C. (2011). Attitudes, beliefs and practices of Sri Lankan nurses toward cancer pain management: An ethnographic study. Nursing and Health Sciences, 13: 419–424.
  • Dilusha, K. H. G. N., Tharanga, H. A. P., De Silva, K. P. N. S. & De Silva, B. S. S. (2015) Protective Techniques Followed by Nurses to Prevent X-ray Exposure during Fluoroscopic Guided Surgeries. OUSL Journal, 08, 85-100.
  • Marasinghe, M. S. P., Fonseka, W. I. T., Wanishri, P. C., Nissanka, N. K. S. M., & De Silva, B. S. S. (2015). An Exploration of Patients’ Experiences of Mechanical Ventilation. OUSL Journal, 9. 83-96.
  • Rathnayaka, S. S., Sajeewani, W. K. N., Piyawardhana, H. A. S., Nissanka, N. K. S. M., & De Silva, B. S. S. (2016). Life with Lost Voice: An Exploration of the Experiences of Patients with Total Laryngectomy. OUSL Journal11, 79-92.
  • Samarasiri, D. G. C. N., Rajanayake, I. T., Wattegedara, P. K., Kodituwakku, R. D., Senadheera, A. S. P. L., & De Silva, B. S. S. (2017). Women’s Experiences on Menopause: A Phenomenological Study. OUSL Journal12(2), 43-62.
  • Rathnayake, R. M. C. M., Hayale, H. M. G. P., Tharanga, K. V. N., Herath, H. M. S. P., De Silva, B. S. S., (2018). Perceived factors related to delayed presentation of breast cancer among women with stage III and IV breast cancer in Sri Lanka. OUSL Journal13(2), 65-79. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/ouslj.v13i2.7440.
  • De Silva, B. S. S., & Marikar, F. M. (2020). Deep Understanding about Strategies for Self-resilience of Newly Appointed Nurses; Qualitative Approach. International Journal of Nursing Education12(4), 27.
  • Kumara, G. M. M., Hindagoda, H. M. P., Indika, M. S., De Silva, B. S. S., & Marikar, F. M. M. T. (2020). Nurses’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding Postoperative Pain Management in Sri Lanka. Philippine Journal of Nursing, 90(1), 68 – 75.

Conference Presentations __________________________________

  • De Silva, B. S. S., & Rolls, C. (2008). Nurses’ cancer pain management practices. The Victorian and Tasmanian Deans of Nursing and Midwifery Conference: RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
  • De Silva, B. S. S., & Rolls, C. (2010). An exploration of nurses’ cancer pain management in Sri Lanka: An ethnography study. Annual Academic Sessions, the Open University of Sri Lanka.
  • De Silva, B. S. S., & Rolls, C. (2011). Nurse in Sri Lanka: Cancer nurses’ perspective. Annual Academic Sessions, the Open University of Sri Lanka.
  • Udayanthi. G.K., De Silva, B. S. S. & H. K. D. H. N. Perera (2012). The factors influencing miscarriage: Mothers’ perspective. Annual Academic Sessions, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp 133 – 135, ISSN 2012-9912.
  • Mullevithane, A. K., De Silva, B. S. S., & Madhavi, A.V.P., (2012). Nurses knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding pediatric postoperative pain management. Annual Academic Session, The Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp 128 – 132, ISSN 2012-9912.
  • Kandauda, C. K., De Silva, B. S. S., & Yapa, H. E., (2013). Knowledge and attitudes among nurses related to professional nurses’ associations in Sri Lanka, Annual Academic Sessions, 2013 Proceedings. The Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp1219-1222. ISSN 2012-9912.
  • Wijesundara, W. M. S. K., Gunathilaka, K. P. P. C., Senawirathna, H. M. S., & De Silva, B. S. S., Wijesekara, G. G. W. C (2013). Factors influencing for low birth weight among babies born in the Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura: A preliminary study, Annual Academic Sessions, 2013 Proceedings. The Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp189-191. ISSN 2012-9912.
  • Gunarathna, G. V. S. C., Ekanayake, E. M. N. K., Herath, H. M. L. S., De Silva, B.S.S., & Wickramasinghe, N.K.R.D., (2013). A Study of animal bites among children in Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Annual Academic Sessions 2013 Proceedings. The Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp1206-1209. ISSN 2012-9912.
  • Deepika, B. W., Prasangika, R. M. S. K., Wickramasinghe, K. G. N., De Siva, B. S. S., & Dissanayake, D. P. D. S. (2013). Effect of Pethidine during the labour process: Mothers’ perspective, Annual Academic Sessions, 2013 Proceedings. The Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp1215-1217. ISSN 2012-9912.
  • Priyanka H. H. D. L., Gunasekara W. A. T. P., Nissanka N. K. S. M., & De Silva, B. S. S., (2013). A Preliminary study on causes and risk factors related to accidents among a selected group of children, Annual Academic Sessions – 2013 Proceedings. The Open University of Sri Lanka.Pp180-187. ISSN 2012-9912.
  • Hungampola, O. G. P. R. C. L., Samarakoon, S. M. C, Perera, D. A. C. D., Perera, H. A. M. S., De Silva, B. S. S., & Buddhika, R. B. G., (2013). Factors influencing gastritis: A preliminary study for assessment of knowledge, attitudes, and practices among patients with gastritis, Annual Academic Sessions – 2013 Proceedings. The Open University of Sri Lanka.Pp1229-1236. ISSN 2012-9912.
  • Randeni, R. M. H., Wanniachchi, S. S. K., Bisomanike, S. H. M., Wijesekra, G. G. W. C. & De Silva, B. S. S. (2014). The need for a Community Health Nurse: A community perspective. Annual Academic Sessions – 2014 Proceedings, 27-28 November 2014. The Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp117 -120. ISSN 2012-9912.
  • Wijayalath, W. A. V. L., Weerasinghe, L. P. S. P., Adikari, A. M. I. B., Nirmalie, M. I., & De Silva, B. S. S. (2014). Impact of maternal Body Mass Index and maternal weight gain of infant birth weight. Annual Academic Sessions – 2014 Proceedings, 27-28 November 2014. The Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp121 -124. ISSN 2012-9912.
  • Peiris, K. S. K., Rangika, H. V. L. Siriwardena, G. M. N. K. Buddhika, R. B. J. & De Silva, B. S. S. (2014). Use of contraceptives among mothers during the first year after their first delivery. Annual Academic Sessions – 2014 Proceedings, 27-28 November 2014. The Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp125-138. ISSN 2012-9912.
  • Marasinghe, M. S. P., Fonseka, W. I. T., Wanishri, P. C., Nissanka, N. K. S. M. & De Silva, B. S. S. (2014). Patients’ experiences of mechanical ventilation. Annual Academic Sessions – 2014 Proceedings, 27-28 November 2014. The Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp132 -136. ISSN 2012-9912.
  • Manoji K. A. N. D., Dharmapala, W. A. P. L. L., Edirisinghe, W. T. T., De Alwis E. A. R. T. & De Silva, B. S. S. (2014). Knowledge, attitudes and practices related to rabies among patients with animal bites. Annual Academic Sessions – 2014 Proceedings.  27-28 November 2014. The Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp159-162. ISSN 2012-9912.
  •  Samarasekara, L. A. A. R., Kulathunga, G. W. I. N., Nelumdeniya, N. R. M. & De Silva, B. S. S. (2014). Quality of life of a patient with glaucoma. Annual Academic Sessions – 2014 Proceedings, 27-28 November 2014. The Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp163-166. ISSN 2012-9912.
  • Probodika, B. A. D., Kumari, I. T. V., Weragoda, R. S., & De Silva, B. S. S. (2014). Ventilator associate pneumonia: Nurses’ perspective. Annual Academic Sessions – 2014 Proceedings, 27-28 November 2014. The Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp181 -184. ISSN 2012-9912.
  • Kurera M. H. G. V., Gamage, T. M. M., Wimalasiri, B. M. C. R. & De Silva, B. S. S. (2014). Influencing factors for cataracts in Western and Southern Provinces of Sri Lanka, Annual Academic Sessions – 2014 Proceedings, 27-28 November 2014. The Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp204 -207. ISSN 2012-9912.
  • Herathmenike, U. H. M. N. K., Kulasekara, K. M. P., Kumari, N. M. H. G. A. N., Wimalasiri, B. M. C. R. & De Silva, B. S. S. (2015). Nurses’ knowledge, attitudes and practices in venous blood collection of pediatric Patients, 08th International Research Conference – 2015 Proceedings, 27-28 August 2015. General Sir John Kothalawala Defense University, Sri Lanka. Pp 210. ISBN 978-955-0301-15-7.
  • Dilusha, K. H. G. N., Tharanga, H. A. P., De Silva, K. P. N. S., Liyanage, N., & De Silva, B. S. S. (2015). Safety techniques used by nurses to prevent X-Ray exposure during fluoroscopic guided surgeries. Annual Academic Sessions -2015 Proceedings, 19-20 November 2015. The Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp 143-146. ISSN 2012-9912.
  • Rathnayaka, S. S., Sajeewani, W. K. N., Priyawardhana, H. A. S., Nissanka, N. K. S. M. N., & De Silva, B. S. S. (2015). An exploration of the experiences of patients with laryngectomy, Annual Academic Sessions-2015. The Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp147-150. ISSN 2012-9912.
  • Nadeeka, P. G., Edirisinghe, W. S. U., Sandamali,W. L. P., Wijesekara, G. G. W. C.,& De Silva, B. S. S. (2015). Factors associated with formula feeding during the period of exclusive breastfeeding. Annual Academic Sessions-2015 Proceedings, 19-20 November 2015. The Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp 171-174. ISSN 2012-9912.
  • Hewabatage, P. N., Gunawardhana, L. K. M. P., Gunarathna M. K. N. S., Bandara, E. M. S., & De Silva, B. S. S. (2016). Reasons for primary sub-fertility among couples attending sub-fertility clinics at two Government Hospitals. 14th Open University Research Sessions 2016, 75.
  • Rathnayake, C. M., Halyale, M. G., Tharanga, N., Herath, S. P., & De Silva B. S. S. (2017). Factors related to the late presentation of breast cancer among Sri Lankan women. 12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference; Singapore 2017, 1872.
  • Ekanayake, E. M. J. K. B., Jayasinghe, R. S., Jayasundara, N. T., Thakshila, G. S. M., Senadheera, A.S.P.L. & De Silva, B. S. S. (2017). Patients’ experiences on end-stage renal disease: A qualitative study. National Research Forum 2017, Taiwan.
  • Abeysinghe, R. U. S. L., Kaluthanthri, K. D. N. D.  Nanayakkara., J. A. G. D. S. C., Senadheera, A. S. P. L. & De Silva, B. S. S. (2017). Primi mothers’ experiences in normal vaginal delivery in the labor room. National Health Research Symposium 2017, Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine.
  • De Silva, B. S. S., Dissanayaka, D. M. T. M. & Amaradasa, Y. S. (2017). A study to identify associated factors of anaemia under five years children from the mothers’ perspective. National Health Research Symposium 2017, Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine.
  • Wijayasundara, W. M. S. K., Gunathilake, K. P. P. C., Senavirathne, H. M. S., & De Silva, B. S. S.  (2017). Prevalence of selected preventable contributory factors for low birth weight among mothers of low birth weight babies born in Teaching Hospital, Anuradapura. National Health Research Symposium 2017, Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine.
  • Ariyarathne., S. S., De Silva, H. D. W., Hettiarachchi, D. R., Gunawardana, K. W. S., Hewabatage, P. N., & De Silva, B. S. S.  (2017). Work-related barriers for University education: Special reference to undergraduate nurses. National Health Research Symposium 2017, Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine.
  • Ranasinghe, R. A. D. M. N., Akarawita, A. S. K., Fernando, W. B. N. P. I., De Silva, B. S. S., Kumari, E. A. R. D. (2017). Reasons influencing irregular attendance of clinic appointments among diabetic patients. National Health Research Symposium 2017, Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine.
  • Aththiligoda, V. G. A. A., Kumara, H. T. R., Wijesinghe, W. A. N. M., Chamari, A. D., Senadheera, A. S. P. L. & De Silva, B. S. S.  (2017). Factors related to the theory-practice gap among student nurses. 15th Open University Research Sessions. The Open University of Sri Lanka, ISSN: 2012-9912, 203-207.
  • Premadasa, K. H. A. D., Malkanthi, M. G. S., Kumarage, K. D. S. U., Herath, H. M. S. P., &  De Silva. B. S. S. (2017). Factors related to the readmission of patients with Schizophrenia. 10th International Research Conference, General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University, Sri Lanka, 51.
  • Dissanayaka, D. M. T., Amaradasa, Y. S., Herath, H. M. S. P., & De Silva, B. S. S. (2017). Factors related to anemia among under five years children in Monaragala District. The Scientific Sessions 2017; Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, 85.
  • Manike, P. A. D. P., Wetakepotha, W. G. S. M., Inoka, D. M., Mendis, S. A. C. S., Herath, H. M. S. P., & De Silva, B. S. S. (2017). Factors related to anemia among pregnant women in the Ampara District. The Scientific Sessions 2017; Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, Pp.86.
  • Kumarasinghe, A. P., Kumarasiri, S. D. L., Galahitiyawa, G. K., Rathnayaka, R. M. I. K. & Herath, H. M. S. P. & De Silva, B. S. S. (2017). Factors related to fluid overload among patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing hemodialysis. Annual Research Sessions 2017, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, Pp. 27.
  • Shanthakumari, P. S., Dias, M. A. N. C., Tennakoon, R. K., Herath, H. M. S. P. & De Silva, B. S. S. (2017). Factors related to otitis media in children, Annual Research Sessions 2017, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, Pp 29.
  • Umayangani, V. G. I., Weerasinghe, P. M., Mathangaweera, I. U., Gunasekara, C. S. W. & Herath, H. M. S. P. & De Silva, B. S. S. (2017). Risk factors related to the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases in the Hambantota District. Annual Research Sessions 2017, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 30.
  • Tharanga, T.G.C., Premawardana, V.D.C., Wickramasinghe, M.C.T., Fernando, V.A.S. & De Silva, B. S. S. (2017). Factors related to attempted suicide among young adults admitted in General Hospital, Matara. 15th Open University Research Sessions 2017, 234.
  • Palihakkara, J. M., Kamari, E. V. P., Dilshani, A. D., Thushari, E. A. G.,  Herath H. M. S. P.  & De Silva. B. S. S. (2017). Risk factors for acute lower respiratory tract infections in children: Mothers’ perspective. 15th Open University Research Sessions 2017, 241.
  • Lakmali, H. T. P., Dharmathilaka, A. W. D. S., Herath, H. M. S.,  Weerasekara, K. D. S. N., Rajakulasooriya, R. S. R. &  De Silva, B. S. S. (2017). The reasons for delayed presentation of breast cancer: A descriptive study at the Teaching Hospital, Kandy. 15th Open University Research Sessions 2017, 181.
  • Janarththany, V., Kalavani, R., Vijayakumar, T., Merin Devini, S. N., Herath, H. M. S. P. & De Silva, B. S. S. (2017). Factors related to poor attendance for PAP smear screening in Vavuniya. 15th Open University Research Sessions 2017, 255.
  • Rathnasinghe, R.M.G.V., Jayawardena, K.L.C.M., Gunawardena, M.N.S., Nadeera, B.M. Herath, H.M.S.P., & De Silva, B.S.S. (2018) Mothers’ experiences on children with haemophilia. Proceedings of International Nursing Congress 2018, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Premarathne, P.N.W.S.L.K., Samarakoon, S.M.W.N.K., Gallangoda, G.S.S., Senadheera, A.S.P.L., & De Silva, B.S.S. (2018). Mothers’ experiences on normal vaginal delivery: A phenomenological study at Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya. Proceedings of International Nursing Congress 2018, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Sandamali, W.M.T. & De Silva, B.S.S. (2018). The effectiveness of Duloxetine compared with Pregabalin in painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy: A systematic review. Proceedings of International Nursing Congress 2018, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Thenabsdu, S. P., Bulathwatta, A. M., Dissanayake, R. M. S. K., Rathnayake, S. S., & De Silva, B. S. S. (2018). Factors related to blood donation among undergraduates of Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka. 01st Biannual Academic sessions, Graduate Nurse Foundation of Sri Lanka.
  • SamanKumari, L.D.M.I., Kalansooriya, K.A.U.S.U., Rathnayaka, K.D.T.K., Wijenayake, R.H., Thillainathan, K., & De Silva, B.S.S. (2018). End of life experiences of patients with cancer: A phenomenological study. International Critical Care Nursing Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Dissanayake, D. M. C. D., Herath, H.M.S.S., Kumari, D.M.E.M., Kumari, M.I.M.D., Kumari, L.Y.S.S. & De Silva, B.S.S. (2018). Experiences of the patients with fourth stage breast cancer in Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura. Proceedings of 1st Symposium of Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Ruhuna, November 8th, 2018, p.12.
  • Manawadu, S.P., Shalika, N.A.N., Thalpahewa, N.T., De Silva., S.M.L.W., Sawmika, M.A.R.,& De Silva, B.S.S. (2018). Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Regarding Warfarin Therapy, Among the Patients at Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital. Proceedings of 1st Symposium of Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Ruhuna, November 8th, 2018, p.47
  • Godigamuwa, G.R.H.K., Jayarathna, M.S., Wimalasena, W.G.I.P., Rathnayaka, R.M.S.L., Chamika, R.M.A., & De Silva, B.S.S. (2018). Exploration of Mothers’ Experiences with Very Premature babies in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Teaching Hospital Kandy. Proceedings of 1st Symposium of Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Ruhuna, November 8th, 2018, p.62
  • Shyamalee, H.M., Pushpakanthi, U.D.K., Neranji, M.W.N., Vithanarachchi, M.T., Hewabatage, P.N., & De Silva, B.S.S. (2018). Work-Related Factors for Low Back Pain Among Intensive Care Nurses. Proceedings of 1st Symposium of Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Ruhuna, November 8th, 2018, p.57
  • Senarath. H.L.C.D., Nilmini, S.K.R.D., Gammuduwatta, A.V., Kalpani., K.N., Ranaweera, R.A.N.D. & De Silva, B.S.S. (2018). Exploration of the Experiences of Family Caregivers Towards End of Life Care of the Patients with Cancer. Proceedings of 1st Symposium of Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Ruhuna, November 8th, 2018, p.46
  • Srimaalee, M.G.M., Jayasundara, J.M.M.S., Sewwandi, M.K.G.U., Sampath, S.I., Senadheera, A.S.P.L. and De Silva, B.S.S. (2019, October). Patients’ perspective towards nurses’ characteristics at the Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila, Sri Lanka. National Health Research Symposium-2019 (p.109). Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Sri Lanka. ISBN: 978-955-3666-67-3.
  • Senevirathne, S. A. S. K., Pushpakumari, M. I., Herath, H. M. R. W., Nishanthi, K. A. S., Senadheera, A. S. P. L. and De Silva, B. S. S. (2019, October).  Traditional nursing uniform: Sri Lankan nurses’ perspectives. National Health Research Symposium-2019 (p.246). Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Sri Lanka. ISBN: 978-955-3666-67-3.
  • Srimaalee, M.G.M., Jayasundara, J.M.M.S., Sewwandi, M.K.G.U., Sampath, S.I.,    Senadheera, A.S.P.L. and De Silva, B.S.S. (2019, December). Patients’ perception about the quality of nursing care: A quantitative study at the Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila. Accepted for oral presentation at Nursing Research Symposium 2019.
  • Senanika, H. W. D., Wijesekara, W. A. T. S., Nadeeshani, L. D. K., Lakmali, A. W. L., Kumari, L.Y. S. S. and De Silva, B. S. S. (2019). Knowledge about iron deficiency anemia among pregnant mothers in first trimester. Proceeding of the 2nd Global Public Health Conference, Vol. 2, 2019, pp. 1-9. ISSN 2613-8417 online DOI: https://doi.org/10.17501/26138417.2019.2101 (full article)
  • Senanika, H. W. D., Wijesekara, W. A. T. S., Nadeeshani, L. D. K., Lakmali, A. W. L., Kumari, L.Y. S. S. and De Silva, B. S. S. (2019). Knowledge about iron deficiency anemia among pregnant mothers in the first trimester. 2nd Global Public Health Conference. 14th – 15th February 2019. pp. 23
  • Rajapaksha R. A. I. P. M. I., Madurasinghe C. K., Senevirathna D. M. S. C., Darshani I. L., Kumari L. Y. S. S.and De Silva B. S.S. (2019). Parental knowledge and attitudes of their children’s congenital heart diseases. World Conference on Child and Youth 2019. 04th – 05th July 2019. pp.
  • Jayawardhana, J.A.S.N., Manike, S.G.S.K., Rathnayake, K.M.N.S., Gunerathna, A.M.C., Ranaweera, R.A.N.D. and De Silva, B. S. S. (2019). Factors Related to Knowledge and attitudes regarding Geriatric Nursing Care in a Rural Hospital in Sri Lanka. 13th Asia pacific Hospice Palliative Care Conference, Indonesia 2019. 01st August – 04th August 2019.
  • Jayawardhana, T.K.G., Walakumburage, S.N., Anuradhi, G.K., Perera, W.T.N., Ranaweera, R.A.N.D. and De Silva, B. S. S. (2019). Breaking bad News to Parents: the Pediatric Nurses’ Role in Sri Lanka. Oceanic Palliative Care Conference, Perth, Australia 2019. 10th September -13th September
  • Shyamalee, K.G.A.A., Manike, R.M.W.C., Ahamed, M.Z.F., Senadheera, A.S.P.L., & De Silva, B. S. S. (2020). Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices regarding Healthcare Waste Management among Nurses in District General Hospital, Negombo. Graduate Nurses Foundation of Sri Lanka, 2nd Biennial Scientific Sessions, (p.40). Post Basic College of Nursing, Colombo. ISBN: 978- 624-5354-00-9.
  • Amarasinghe L. N. D., Senadheera S. K. R., Buathsinghala B. A. T. N., Madhuwanthi A. K. A., Ranaweera R. A. N. D. & De Silva B. S. S. (2020). Family members’ experiences related to organ donation of brain-dead patients. 13th International Research Conference of General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka. 15th and 16th of October 2020. P. 36. ISBN 978-955-0301-83-6
  • Liyana Arachchi L. A. C. D., Sirithunga I. W. P., Muthugala M. N. S., & De Silva B. S. S. (2020). Sexual Life of Male Stroke Patients. Proceedings of the 3rd Research Symposium of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka. October 02, 2020. p.58. ISSN: 2659-2029.
  • Perera A. N. M., Weerasinghe K. M. P. S., Kumari H. P. S., Perera O. S. M., Kodagoda A. S. K. & De Silva B. S. S. (2021). Family caregivers’ experiences of people with dementia at the elderly clinic, Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Research Conference in Health Sciences 2021 – Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. 31st March 2021. P.151
  • Senarathna K. M. C. S., Chandrasekara U. G. M. H., Helapalla K. M. S., Jayarathna G. V. A. P., Saumika M. A. R., & De Silva B. S. S. (2021). Psychological experiences of informal caregivers of patients with dementia. Proceedings of the Research Conference in Health Sciences 2021 – Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. 31st March 2021. P.124.
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