Mrs. A.V. Pramuditha Madhavi (On Study Leave)

Senior Lecturer in Nursing(Grade II)

Nursing
Faculty of Health Sciences
RG GS
Contact:

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

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Email: avpma@ou.ac.lk


I am A.V. Pramuditha Madhavi, a senior Lecturer in Nursing and the former head of the department of nursing. I am currently in overseas on study leave for reading PhD in Health in Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand.

I began my career as a registered nurse after I obtained my basic nursing diploma from College of Nursing Galle. I completed by Midwifery qualification and owned the practice license as a Registered Midwife too. A significant milestone in my career was leaving the clinical nursing arena to join with nursing academia in 2004 as a nursing tutor in College of Nursing Galle after obtaining a diploma in Teaching and Supervision offered by the ministry of Health, Sri Lanka.

One of my eminent memories in academic life was joining to the Open University of Sri Lanka as a probationary lecturer in 2006. I became a senior lecturer after completing the Master of Nursing (fulltime-Thesis Stream) Degree in Canada. As a lecturer having 13 years- experience, my philosophy is creating teaching-learning partnership with my students where teaching is meaningful, purposeful, and valuable for both the student and the teacher. Through my research interest in Gerontological Nursing, I continue to explore ways to improve quality of life and to promote healthy aging for older Sri Lankans.

Area of Specification:

Gerontological Nursing

Research Intrests:

Research in Gerontology

Affiliations:

NULL

Programmes Coordination:

B.Sc.Nursing

Course Coordination:

Research Project, Trends and issues in Nursing, Gerontological Nursing, Teaching and Learning, Concepts in Nursing, Communication Skills in Nursing

Awards:

“Heda Uththamabimani” Life-time award in 2013 awarded by Government Nursing officers Association in Sri Lanka

Researches:
  • Pramuditha Madhavi Ahangama Vidanagei, Sepali Guruge, Jasna K. Schwind, Lori Schindel Martin, (2014). Exploring the experience of loneliness among older Sinhalese immigrant women in Canada, Perspectives, 37 (1), 06- 14.

 

  • A.V.Pramuditha Madhavi, Sumeda S. Subasingha, Devika P. Chandrasekara, Menaka S. Jayakotana (2014). School Children’s Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding STIs/HIV; A Comparative Descriptive Study in Rural and Urban Settings in Sri Lanka. Scientific Research Journal, 2 (7), 31-37.

 

  • A.V.Pramuditha Madhavi, Rachitha Wickramasinghe, K.B.N.Jayasooriya, N.I.S.Nawarathna, R.C.P.Ranaweera (2014). Mothers knowledge and practices on thermoregulation of neonates in Sri Lanka. European International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 1 (4), 55-69.

 

  • A.V.Pramuditha Madhavi, M.I.Nirmalee, R.C.W.Rajapaksha, M.M.A.R. Chandralatha, M.S.Udayakumari, L. Chandana. (2013). Body image perception and dietary patterns among teenage girls. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2013, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp198-201. ISSN 2012-9912

 

  • A.V.P. Madhavi, J.M.S.Jayawardane, H.G.N.D. Premachandra, H.M.A.K.Kumarasinghe, G.G.W.C. Wijesekara. (2013). Mothers’ experiences of maternity care during labour at the Teaching Hospital, Kandy. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2013, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp198-201. ISSN 2012-9912

 

  • E.M.M.G.N. Kumari, P.S.P. Balasooriya, P.K.G.N. Palambakumbura, A.V.P. Madhavi, W.G.N. Isurudisi (2013) An examination of self care practices among diabetic mellitus patients in diabetic clinic at the Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2013, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp198-201. ISSN 2012-9912

 

  • P. Ahangama RN., RM., BScN., MN (C)., S. Fredericks  RN., PhD (2009). Identification of Learning needs of cardiovascular surgical patients: A systematic review of the literature. The poster presentation on Research Day at the Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

 

  • Mullevithana, A.K., De Silva, B.S.S. & Madhavi, A.V.P. (2012). Nurses’ knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding pediatric post operative pain management. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2012, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp. 128-132. ISSN 2012-9912.

 

  • Madhavi, A.V.P. (2011). Experience of loneliness among older Sinhalese immigrant women in canada. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2011, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp .161-163. ISSN 2012-9912.

 

  • Pramuditha Madhavi Ahangama Vidanagei, Sepali Guruge, Jasna K. Schwind, Lori Schindel Martin, (2009). Experience of loneliness among older Sinhalese immigrant women in canada: A preliminary Study. Poster presentation, The 2nd Annual Nursing Research Day, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University, Canada.

 

  • D.I.U.K.Karannagoda, K.A.D.T.Leelarathne, K.B.Wimalasooriya, G.G.W.C.Wijesekara, and A.V.P.Madhavi (2014). Nurses’ knowledge and practices regarding the nutritional management of patients with nasogastric tube feeding. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2014, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp. 113-116. ISSN 2012-9912.

 

  • H.E.Yapa, and A.V.P. Madhavi (2014). Effectiveness of the programme of Diploma in Nursing at OUSL: Diplomates’ perspective. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2014, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp. 129-131. ISSN 2012-9912.

 

  • D.K.W.M.T.Senevirathne, W.N.Wickramasooriya, R.A.S.M.Ranasingjhe, W.G.N.Isurudisi, and A.V.P.Madhavi (2014). Memory improving practices: student nurses’ perspective. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2014, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp. 141-144. ISSN 2012-9912.

 

  • R.A.W.Rajapaksha, U.C.K.De Silva, Y.R.Madarasinghe, and A.V.P.Madhavi (2014). Experience of teenage pregnant mothers: by choice or by chance. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2014, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp. 145-149. ISSN 2012-9912.

 

  • K.A.S.N.Jayarathne, W.D.Sagari, K.A. A.Srimalika, D.P.D.S.Dissanayake, and A.V.P.Madhavi (2014). Impact of cultural diversity on nutritional status of pregnant mothers and anthropometric measurements of their babies. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2014, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp. 154-158. ISSN 2012-9912.

 

  • S.S.Subasinghe, D.P.Chandrasekara, M.S.Jayakotana, W.G.N.Isurudisi, and A.V.P.Madhavi (2014). School children’s knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding STIs/HIV: a descriptive study in a rural setting. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2014, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp. 167-170. ISSN 2012-9912

 

  • A.M.A.P.M.K. Jayasundara, M.P.C.S.K.Pathirana, H.D.H.N.Gunawardane, B.M.C.R.Wimalasiri, and A.V.P.Madhavi (2014). Knowledge and practices regarding health care waste management amongst sanitary workers in two hospitals in Sri Lanka. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2014, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp. 176-180. ISSN 2012-9912

 

  • D.P.Dimbulegedara, K.J.N.M.B.R. Jayathilaka, H.E.Yapa, and A.V.P.Madhavi (2014). Knowledge and practices among school children on dengue prevention. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2014, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp. 185-189. ISSN 2012-9912

 

  • K.B.N.Jayasooriya, N.I.S.Nawarathne, R.C.P.Ranaweera, N.K.R.D.Wickramasinghe, and A.V.P. Madhavi (2014). A study on the knowledge and practices of mothers in thermoregulation of neonates. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2014, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp. 195-198. ISSN 2012-9912

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publications:
  • The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing; an Excellent Opportunity for Sri Lankan Nurses to Broaden their Horizons – Sunday Times, November, 20, 2011
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