Chiara Mastroianni

Chiara Mastroianni

Associate Professor

Link Campus University - Rome

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Chiara Mastroianni is Associate Professor of General, Clinical and Paediatric Nursing Sciences (SSD MED/45) at Link Campus University.

She attained a PhD in Nursing Science and Public Health at the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

She has clinical experience in palliative care and home care. She was President of the Antea Formad School of Palliative Medicine, also coordinating the activities and research projects of the Antea Palliative Care Centre for several years.

She is professor of nursing, Palliative Care and Pain Therapy at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, the University Campus Bio Medico in Rome, the Academy of Palliative Medicine Sciences in Bologna and within the Diploma of Advanced Studies at the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland in Lugano. 

She took part of didactic and scientific committees of several Masters in Palliative Care and Pain Therapy.

She collaborates with the research unit of Nursing Science at Università Campus Bio Medico di Roma, Società Italiana di Cure Palliative and is part of the scientific commission of the Ars Pallium Accademy in Turin.

She coordinates the macroarea Centro of the Italian Society of Nursing Sciences.

She acts as coordinator for the Order of Nursing Professions of Rome in the technical round table of the Lazio region for the definition and monitoring of the guidelines for the organisation of the Palliative Care Network for adults and children.

Her research lines are mainly focused on the clinical, organisational and educational aspects within the field of palliative care. Through her studies, she analyzed some of the most relevant assistancial problems for patients in advanced stages of illness, such as procedural pain, oral cavity disorders and pressure injuries, contributing to describing and understanding the impact of said problems on the quality of life of patients and their caregivers. Her scientific activity is also focused on the study of factors associated with continuity of care and the use of services in the palliative care network. She has been involved in the validation and dissemination of specific tools for the early identification of patients with palliative care needs by promoting targeted training courses for medical and nursing staff in the Rome area. Furthermonre, her studies are focused on the attitudes of nurses and students towards the care of patients at the end of life, participating in the development and validation of a nursing core competence in palliative care, contributing to the dissemination of palliative care in university nursing education.

She authored more than 40 publications on international journals and participated in several national and international conferences as speaker.

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