Mrs. P.W.G.D.P. Samarasekara

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)

Nursing
Faculty of Health Sciences
Contact:

Select, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sei Lanka, Nawala

Office: +94112881131, Ext: 631

Email: pwsam@ou.ac.lk


Head, Department of Pharmacy,

Senior Lecturer in Nursing,

RN, RM

Area of Specification:

Nursing

Research Intrests:

Rehabilitation Nursing, Critical Care Nursing

Affiliations:

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Course Coordination:

NGU5300 – Theoretical Orientation in Nursing, NGU5401 – Teaching and Learning in Nursing

Awards:

Award for the Best Poster Presentation

Samarasekara, P.W.G.D.P., Seneviratne, S.M.K.S., Panangala, L., Munidasa, D., &

Williams, S.S. Anxiety and depressive symptoms among persons with spinal cord

injuries. Abstract, 4th PGIM Academic Sessions 2013, 17th-19th July 2013, Post

Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo. p.82.

 

Researches:

Abstracts Presented in Conference Proceedings:

 

(i). Samarasekara, D., Seneviratne, S., Munidasa, D., Rubasinghe, J., & Williams, SS.

The psychological impact of spinal cord injury: a rehabilitation hospital based study.

Abstract, Annual Academic Sessions 2012, 18th -21st May 2012, Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

(ii).Samarasekara, D., Seneviratne, S., Panangala, L., Munidasa, D., Karunapema, P., &

Williams, S.S. Relationship between coping and psychological outcome in persons

with spinal cord injury. Abstract, Proceed, 11th Asian Spinal Cord Network (ASCoN)

     Conference 2012, 29 Nov-2 Dec 2012, Hilton Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. p.46.

 

(iii).Samarasekara, P.W.G.D.P., Seneviratne, S.M.K.S., Panangala, L., Munidasa, D., &

Williams, S.S. Anxiety and depressive symptoms among persons with spinal cord

injuries. Abstract, 4th PGIM Academic Sessions 2013, 17th-19th July 2013, Post

Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo. p.82.

 

(iv). P.W.G.D.P. Samarasekara, S.M.K.S. Seneviratne, D. Munidasa, S.S. Williams.

Psychosocial problems faced by persons with spinal cord injury: Rehabilitation

Hospital based qualitative study. Abstract, International Conference on

Multidisciplinary Approaches 2015, 12th September, Faculty of Graduate Studies,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

 

       (v). G. V. I. Champika, Y. C. Subasinghe, N. B. K. Deepika, D. P. D. S. Dissanayake &

P. W. G. D. P. Samarasekara. Analysis of Factors influencing stress among nurses

in Intensive Care Units of two selected Teaching Hospitals. Proceedings of the

Peradeniya University International Research Sessions, Sri Lanka, Vol.19, 5th &

6th November 2015. p.213.

 

(vi). P.N. Sajeewani, P.M.K. Indika, K.P.S. Karunasena, H.E. Yapa &

P.W.G.D.P. Samarasekara. Knowledge and practices of Intensive Care Nurses on

enteral feeding Proceedings of Open University Research Sessions, The Open

University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, 19-20 November 2015. 163-166.

(Extended Abstract)

 

(vii). Samarasekara, P.W.G.D.P., Seneviratne S.M.K.S., Munidasa, D., Williams S. S.

(2016). Rehabilitation Nurses’ perception regarding provision of psychological

support for persons with spinal cord injury. Proceedings of the International

Conference on “Optimizing Health Care Quality: Teamwork in Education, Reach

and Practice”, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 22-24 June 2016. p.247.

(viii). Gamage, H. S. L., Thilakarathne, B. M. L. K., Gayani, S. M. P. Yapa, H. E. and

              Samarasekara, P. W. G. D. P. (2016). Experiences of close relatives of adult

patients admitted to an intensive care unit: a qualitative study. Proceedings of Open

University Research Sessions, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, 17-18

November 2016. p.151.

 

 

(ix) Silva, K.A.S.H., Wimalasena, W.A.A.D.S.S., Jayalath, J.P.C.K., Miranda, S.T.,

Samarasekara, P.W.G.D.P. (2017). Third year student nurses’ perception regarding

their clinical learning environment. Open University research sessions, 175-179.

 

(x) Karunanayaka, K.D.S.V., Dilsha, R.A.N., Tanuja, R.W.N., Buddhika, R.B.J.,

Samarasekara, P.W.G.D.P. (2017). Government Pharmacist’s perceptions on

continuing education. Open University research sessions, 181-185.

 

(xi) Thilakahetti, S.S., Wanniarachchi, W.M.P., Kanthi, H.W.K., Perera, M.D.I.,

Malwenna, L.I., Samarasekara, P.W.G.D.P. (2017). Prevalence and factors related to

non -use of modern family planning methods among 15-49 years aged married women

in the medical officer of health area Horana. Open University research sessions,

191-195.

 

(xii) Perera, W.A.U., Jeewanthi, H.V.R., Jayawardana, K.P.D.N.S., Krishanthi, M.H.T.D.,

Dilsha, R.A.N., Samarasekara, P.W.G.D.P. (2017). Reasons for recurrent

admission of patients with Asthma in district general hospital Embilitiya. Open

University research sessions, 213- 217.

 

(xiii) Sampath, S.A.C., De Silva, K.G.U., Wickramasinghe, P.C., Colombage, A.,

              Samarasekara, P.W.G.D.P. (2017). Contributory factors of coronary heart disease

among young adults. Open University research sessions, 273-276.

 

(xiv) Weerasekara, I.C., Gunarathna, T.A., Gunarathna, N.A., Wijerathna, W.M.D.I.,

Pathirana, D.H., Samarasekara P.W.G.D.P., (2018). Psychosocial and

physiological adjustment needs of postmenopausal married women in one MOH

area in Kalutara. International Open University Research Sessions, 53-54.

 

 

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