Geraldine Damanhuri

Geraldine Damanhuri is a highly experienced and accomplished nurse specialising in palliative care, with a career spanning over three decades. She holds many qualifications in nursing and higher education, and has a robust background in clinical practice, research, and education. Geraldine is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a registered nurse with extensive expertise in both hospital and community settings.

In 2018, Geraldine Damanhuri joined the Comboni College of Science and Technology (CCST) and co-founded the Comboni Palliative Care Volunteers (CPCV). She advanced to the position of Head of the Nursing Department, where she collaborated with Father Doctor Jorge Naranjo Alcaide and Doctor Halami Ali to establish and develop the nursing department. Under their leadership, the college successfully launched the BSc Nursing Honors course.

She has been invited to speak at numerous events, including International Pharmacy Day, where she discussed the critical role of pharmacists in palliative care, and a breast cancer conference, where she emphasised the importance of community-based breast cancer and palliative care.

Research and Publications

  • Published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ): “What factors influence the terminally ill patient referred to the hospital specialist palliative care team in a NHS hospital, not achieving their preferred place of death?”
  • Clinical Audit/Service Evaluation: Various projects including Pain Evaluation Project and quality improvement initiatives.
  • Book Chapter: “Palliative Care for Chronic Cancer Patients in the Community: Global Approaches and Future Applications” edited by Michael Silbermann (2020).
  • In 2019, Geraldine Damanhuri conducted three necessary research in Khartoum Sudan on projects in palliative care. The first study identified a strong need for comprehensive training programs for oncology nurses. The second study emphasised the importance of patient-centered care by examining the experiences of cancer patients and their families. The third study highlighted gaps in palliative care knowledge among medical registrars, calling for better education and interdisciplinary collaboration. Collectively, these studies underscore the need for targeted education, continuous professional development, and a holistic approach in palliative care to improve service delivery and patient outcomes.

Geraldine Damanhuri’s extensive experience, academic achievements, and dedication to palliative care have made her a leader in her field, committed to improving the quality of life for patients through compassionate care, education, and research.

Geraldine Damanhuri
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