Mr. B. Sunil S. De Silva (On Study Leave)

Senior Lecturer in Nursing(Grade I)

Nursing
Faculty of Health Sciences
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Contact:

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


I am B. Sunil S. De Silva, former Head of the Department of Health Sciences and the Medical Laboratory Sciences. Currently attached to the Department of Nursing as a Senior Lecturer in Nursing (Grade 1) at the Open University of Sri Lanka. Further, I am currently on study leave for reading a Ph.D. in Nursing, University of New Mexico, USA.

I have obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the Open University of Sri Lanka [a program with academic assistance from Athabasca University, Canada] with a Second Class [Upper Division] Honors. I completed my Master of Nursing by Research at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, Australia in 2009. It was two years of full-time research study on cancer pain management in Sri Lanka. I have also had thirteen-year academic experiences as a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Nursing and ten-year experiences as a Registered Staff Nurse after completing three – year General Nursing Training program in Sri Lanka and as a Ward Manager after completing Diploma in Management and Supervision Program of the Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka.

My research interests are cancer pain management, palliative care, and nursing education. 

Area of Specification:

Nursing and Palliative care

Research Intrests:

Cancer Pain Management, Palliative care and Nursing Education.

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 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.

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 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 National Science Foundation (NSF) from 2013 – 2015.

 

Contributions:

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.

Participated as an External Examiner of the BSc in Nursing Programme, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sri Jayewardenepura time to time from 2009.

 

Course Coordination:

Research Project, Research in Nursing, Palliative care

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 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

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

2017                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 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.      

Researches:

 

Publications ________________________________________________

Peer-reviewed journal articles 

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 the U.K. cancer pain center. 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., & 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.

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 for 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 labor 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 for 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 associated 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 a 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 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 of 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 at 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 anemia 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, Anuradhapura. 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

 

Ongoing Research:

Studying the role of the informal caregiver in the Palliative care setting.

Research Supervisions:

Around 15 undergraduate research studies.

Publications:

De Silva, B. S. S., & Malkanthi K. P. (2010) Mental Health. Sri Lanka: The Open University Press.

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